Melissa Sirol was born in Canada and grew up in the French Alps where she studied Performing Arts & Theatre. In 2011 she moved to London, England, where she started acting professionally. Since then, she's worked with a range of different theatre companies in the UK, including Graeae ('Prometheus Awakes', 2012), Immercity ('The Three Rings of Cirque Tuski', London 2014) and Familia de la Noche ('The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank', London / Edinburgh Fringe, 2015), as well as being part of the original chorus for the development work on Mark C. Hewitt's 'Songs of the Chambermaids' (Blank Productions, 2017). She has also performed on various works by interdisciplinary artist Rosana Antoli, including 'Sign Just Under the Skin' (House of Egorn, Berlin, 2018) and 'The Kick Inside, The Loop Outside' (2019, Tate Modern, London). Melissa also took on several roles in short films and feature films including 'Unlined', directed by John Michael Mouskos, which was shortlisted for the British Independent Film Awards 2015 where it received an 'Honourable Mention'.
In 2019 she moved to Montreal, Canada, where she was the lead in the play 'Drama: Pilot Episode' staged at Theatre Ste Catherine. In 2020 she was selected to be part of the Youth Jury at the CINEMANIA Film Festival. Melissa also collaborated with Blank Productions again, by doing voice-over for the multi-award winning short film, 'Premium' (part of a series of short films: 'Les Coffrets'). In June 2021 she came back to settle in London and along with Blank production, she was invited to Braga, Portugal for an Artistic residency with Tin Bra (September 2021). You will be able to watch Melissa act in a couple of short films due to be released at the end of 2021 and at the beginning of 2022.
Live in Your Body, Live in the Space
Dance by Sarah Gutknecht Performer/Dancer
The Kick Inside, The Loop Inside
by Rosana Antoli Performer/Dancer Performed at The Tate Modern in London
Drama (Pilot Episode)
Theater by Jasmine Winter Penelope Douglas
Film (short) by Alex Underwood Alicia
Fighting with the Sun
Dance by Lito Kattou Performer/Dancer
Dance by Rosana Antoli Performer
Songs of The Chambermaids
Theater by Mark Hewitt Cressida
Sign Just Under The Skin
by Rosana Antoli Performer/Dancer
The Book of Disbelief
Film (short) by Gabriela Chavez (Drama) Sabina
The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank
Theater by Familia de la Noche Miss Twist
Disobedient Silences - Part of 'Agency Without Intention' Exhibition
Theater by Rosana Antoli Performer Intentionality is bound up with individualism -- Mieke Bal. One can have a goal but be in no condition to achieve it. Yet, can one gain agency yet avoid intentionality? Through four different projects this exhibition explores the apparent contingent relation between actions and purposes in four arenas: the technological, the aesthetic, the political, and the social.
Film by Owen Carey-Jones Yvonne
Three Weeks Editors' Award