Opera Institute, Movement for Singers
Melinda Sullivan has taught Movement for Singers for more than 25 years. She developed a unique program to increase expressivity through movement awareness, breath support, improvisation and dance styles. Besides teaching at BU, Sullivan also teaches singers at New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. She is resident choreographer and movement coach at Central City Opera, CO and ballet mistress at Boston Early Music Festival.
After graduating with a BFA Dance from Boston Conservatory, Sullivan toured extensively with modern dance choreographer Beth Soll. She then discovered renaissance and baroque dance with Ingrid Brainnard and Ken Pierce. After dancing and assisting directors at Boston Early Music Festival, Sullivan became ballet mistress, training dancers and singers in baroque technique and style. Her upcoming choreographies are for BU Opera Institute, Boston Early Music Festival, and New England Conservatory.