Melina Bielefest

Melina has been a member of SOSE since 2009, where she first produced & played the title role

in the SOSE-Host production of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, for which she was nominated for

an LA Weekly Best Actress Award.

A proud member of the greater Los Angeles theatre community for over twenty years,

Her most rewarding film work has been with Bill Viola in two of his museum installations: Ocean

Without a Shore (Venice Biennale) & Going Forth by Day (Guggenheim Museums in

Berlin/NYC). Television includes CSI, The Forgotten & re-enactments for the History Channel.

Film, the Indie horror film Cellar Door, the short 100% Half, and a PSA for Domestic Violence

with D.P. Amy Vincent.

A graduate of the University of MN-Minneapolis, Melina is also a Movement teacher for ages

3-18, as well as professional, college, and conservatory curriculums. Melina has been on the

faculty of the Colburn School of Music, the Stella Adler Academy-Los Angeles, and has led

workshops or been a guest teacher at USC, UC-Santa Barbara, UC-Northridge, Cal State LA,

Headlands Center for the Arts (San Francisco, Bay Area), Oklahoma Arts Institute, College of

the Canyons, Art Institute of CA, Baltimore School for the Arts, Actor’s Gang, and on Skid Row,

LA.

A writer as well, her work has been read at Skylight Books, Beyond Baroque, Track 16, Improv

Olympic, and published in an anthology through Writers at Work and Nancy Agabian.

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