Melanie Julian received her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Kentucky where she graduated Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, has a Master of Arts degree, with honors, in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Pittsburgh and Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. As a professional actress Ms. Julian has performed in New York, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh with such groups as Pangea World Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, LIVE Theatre Company, Nada Theatre, National Theatre for Children, Penumbra Theatre, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the New York City Fringe Festival, among many others. She remains a company member with Pittsburgh's REP Theatre. Previous teaching experiences at University of Pittsburgh, the University of Georgia, the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, and the University of California at Davis. She is an Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.