Who am I?

melindabeasi-headshot-portrait-225x300Melinda Beasi
Arts Educator, Writer, Director
melinda@acttoostudio.com


I have been an actor, blogger, editor, teacher, arts administrator, web creator, mac geek, and more. I believe that storytelling in its many forms is the way that we as a species best share our most important truths and ideas. Writers, composers, performing artists, painters, photographers, game developers, and so on–these people and those who work with them or help to create their tools are all part of telling the stories that make it possible for us to learn from each other and become a greater people. It’s important to me to be a part of that process.

As a teacher and mentor to young artists, I care deeply about my students’ personal and artistic development and I take their abilities and concerns seriously. My student projects are rich and complex, geared towards fostering creativity and genuine collaboration. My studio culture springs from an understanding that the practice of classically-grounded, serious artistry naturally thrives in a warm, casual setting, cultivating an environment of intellectual curiosity, welcoming community, and a real passion for and commitment to the process of making art.