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Roxanne Wellington, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor - Acting and Voice

rwellington@semo.edu
573-651-2895
Office: RCE 261-C

Roxanne Wellington received her BFA in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and her MFA in Acting from Wayne State University's Hilberry Repertory Theatre. She has previously taught theatre, voice and movement at Central Michigan University, Oakland University, Wayne State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Roxanne is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and has studied voice and speech with master Linklater teachers Andrea Haring and Louis Colaianni (phonetic pillows), as well as Patsy Rodenburg, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Cicely Berry and Dudley Knight.

Roxanne has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association for over twenty years. Her east coast credits range from New York's P.S. 122 and Connecticut's Centennial Theatre to Philadelphia's Wilma Theatre, where she originated the role of Virginia in the U.S. premiere of Linda Griffith's Age of Arousal. Representative work throughout the country includes performances at Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Kimmel Center, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and Performance Network Theatre (Detroit-area Wilde award for her performance as Diane in The Little Dog Laughed). Roxanne received the Detroit News Best Actress award for her role as Viola in Twelfth Night under the direction of Stratford Festival of Canada's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino. Other favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at Florida Atlantic's Summer Festival, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III at Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Lady Macbeth at Meadow Brook Theatre and Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Detroit Free Press award).

Roxanne is an avid Pilates and Yoga practitioner and has 200 hours Power Yoga Works training and is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (700 hours of advanced training on apparatus and mat). She also holds certifications in Ballet Barre and TRX.