Teaching & Research Interests
Melee Hutton joined Sheridan as a full time professor in 2015. She is an actor, director and an acting coach for film and television. She has been nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards for acting, directing and producing theatre in Toronto. Prior to joining Sheridan, she taught for fourteen years at the Master's and Undergraduate level at York University as well as Professional Actors Lab, The Toronto Film School and The National Film and Television School in the United Kingdom.
Born in Northern Ireland, Melee trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and received her Master’s degree from York University. She has worked in major theatre companies in Canada and the United Kingdom, including The West End, The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, The Royal Court, Canadian Stage, and Buddies in Bad Times.
Recent on-set film and television coaching includes Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), The Mother (Netflix), Varsity (Amazon), Beans by Tracey Deer, The Grizzlies, (Northwood), Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix), and Shazam (Warner Brothers). Upcoming Thorpe
- Realism, Emotional access and sustainability.
- LGBTQ actors, diversity, emotional work, history of acting teaching, acting teaching.