MELINA BARTZOKIS

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Information

Contact

Golden Pineapple
(818) 333-5071

Attributes

Height
5'7"
Weight
125 lbs
Gender
Female
Hair
Brown
Hair Length
Shoulder
Eyes
Brown

Sizes

Dress
4
Pants
4
Shoe
8
Bust
34
Cup Size
C
Waist
26
Hip
36

Photo

Television

Nasty Habits SERIES REGULAR NastyHabitsTV, Dir. Christina De Leon
Cascade RECURRING Dir. Bret Quinn

Film

The Innocent Butler LEAD Dir. Rowen Kahn
Witch-Hunt LEAD Dir. Philip Schaeffer
Heavy Times SUPPORTING Dir. Ryan McKenna
Reverie LEAD Dir. Nick Markham
Road Trip LEAD Dir. Meera Joshi
Most Likely LEAD DIr. Rachel Globe

Theater

Pterodactyls EMMA Pop Up Theater, LA
The Tragedy of Aaron Burr ANGELICA The Odyssey Theater, LA
The Sweet Dreams of Lizzie Tilley LIZZIE TILLEY The New Theater, NYC
Much Ado About Nothing BEATRICE Emerson Shakespeare Society, MA
Rough & Tumble EVA Emerson Stage, MA
Open House ALICIA Conejo Players Theater, CA

Training

Emerson College BA Performance Boston, MA
Improv (advanced - ongoing) Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, CA
Killian's Adult Commercial Class Killian McHugh Los Angeles, CA
Margie Haber Master Class (ongoing) Margie Haber Los Angeles, CA
Gordon Hunt Workshop (ongoing) Helent Hunt Los Angeles, CA
Scene Study Berg Studios Los Angeles, CA
Cold Reading Bob Krakower New York CIty
Film / TV Ron Burrus Los Angeles
Commercial Audition Technique David Cady New York City
Scene Study Jane Fleiss-Broggar Los Angeles
Monologue Technique Karen Kohlhaas New York City
Voice Over Roger Becker New York City

Skills

General Sports
  • BOWLING
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  • CANOEING
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  • FRISBEE
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  • HIKING
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  • ICE SKATE
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  • JOGGING
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  • KAYAKER
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  • LACROSSE
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  • PING PONG
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  • ROCK CLIMBER
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  • ROLLER HOCKEY
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  • ROLLER SKATE
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  • ROLLERBLADE
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  • RUNNING
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  • SCUBA DIVER
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  • SNORKELER
Swimming
  • SWIMMING, GENERAL
Stage Combat Training
  • HAND-TO-HAND
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  • SWORDS
Improvisation
  • GROUNDLINGS
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  • IMPROV, GENERAL
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  • LONG FORM
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  • SHORT FORM
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  • SKETCH
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  • STAND-UP COMEDY
Languages
  • SPANISH
Dialects
  • BRITISH
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  • COCKNEY
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  • IRISH
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  • MINNESOTA / WISCONSIN
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  • NEW ENGLAND / BOSTON
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  • NEW YORK / BROOKLYN
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  • RUSSIAN
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  • SOUTHERN
Instruments
  • DRUMS
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  • GUITAR
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  • UKULELE
Miscellaneous Skills
  • BARTENDER
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  • COMEDIAN
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  • STAND-IN EXPERIENCE
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  • WHISTLER
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  • YOGA
Track & Field
  • MARATHON
Cycling
  • CYCLING, GENERAL
General Weapons Training
  • AUTOMATIC WEAPON
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  • HANDGUN
Horse Riding Skills
  • HORSEBACK RIDING, GENERAL
Driving Skills
  • MOTORCYCLE, ROAD BIKE
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  • SAILBOAT

Other Experience

COMEDY:
• Upright Citizens Brigade (Studied at UCB starting in 2015, completed advanced program and performed on independent improv team)
• Stand-up (trained by Eddie Brill and Jim Mendrinos , performed at Gotham Comedy Club’s New Talent Showcase in NY twice)
• Sketch Comedy – Flambe Sketch Comedy Video 2017
FOOD INDUSTRY:
• Barista – 1 year at Dunkin Donuts in Boston
• Waitress – 2 years as waitress in NY
• Bartending – (Bartending and ServeSafe certified from DrinkMaster Bartending School in Boston, generally bartending knowledge and skills)
• Cooking - various Greek dishes (Kreasopita, Spanokopita, Tiropita, Avgolemono Soup, Grape leaves, Rosemary Potatoes), risottos, fish dishes
LANGUAGES/ACCENTS:
• Spanish (intermediate – studied for 7 years, comfortable communicating at a basic level),
• French (beginner – 5 years of studying as a child, comfortable understanding and speaking at a basic level),
• Greek (studied in Ioannina Greece for 2 months, family from Greece, grew up with family speaking Greek, general ability to understands and beginner speaker)
• Accents – Native Bostonian, NY, Southern, British, Irish, Russian, Midwest
COMBAT:
• Stage combat (studying at Academy of Stage Combat since early 2018 - hand-to-hand, falls, cutlass, broadsword, quarterstaff)
• Self-Defense – trained at Jun Chong Martial Arts School with Ada Chong)
• Firearms (Self-defense Firearms Training with law enforcement instructor with handguns and semi automatic weapons)
ATHLETICS/RECREATIONAL SPORTS:
• Ice-skating (3 years figure skating as a child, high school Hockey goalie – general ability to skate currently)
• Lacrosse (played 3 years in high school, experience as goalie as well)
• Bowling (general skills playing regularly recreationally)
• Ping pong (general skills playing regularly recreationally)
• Whistler (general ability since childhood)
• Yoga (general ability – practicing since 2009)
• Marathon/Running – ran two half marathons and a 10K, runs regularly
• Pole dance (beginner) – trained for 6 months (able to do basic and beginner level moves)
• Bicycle (general ability)
• Roller Blading (general ability)
• Roller Skating (general ability)
• Frisbee (general ability since childhood)
• Miniature Golf (recreationally since a child)


MUSIC:
• Acoustic guitar – (since 2002, accomplished)
• Ukulele (since 2012 - accomplished)
• Drums (beginner – since 2016)
ADVENTURE/TRAVEL:
• Horseback riding (general ability, rose horseback in Texas, Dominican Republic, Tennessee, Vermont, Los Angeles)
• Hiking (general ability)
• Rock climbing (general ability)
• Swimming (general ability since childhood)
• Snorkeling (general ability since childhood)
• Sailing (6 months sailing around Atlantic Ocean as crew member on a tall ship – 15K nautical miles completed)
• Rafting (experience whitewater rafting in Costa Rica, Greece, and in New England)
• Kayaking (kayaking in lakes and in whitewater in New England and Costa Rica)
• Canoeing (general ability since childhood)
• Paddle boarding (recreational)
• Cage diving with great white sharks off coast of South Africa
• Lake Tubing
• PADI scuba certified since 2009 (experience scuba diving in Honduras and at the Great Barrier Reef)
• Zip lining (in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic)
• Rock climbing (recreational since 13 years old)
• Dune Buggy (In the deserts of Namibia)
• Motorcycle License since 2018 (Academy of Motor Cycle Operation trained - general ability)
• 2 Road trips across the US
• Camping – recreationally since a child
• Celestial Navigation using Sextant
OTHER:
• Volunteer at Burbank Animal Shelter (trained with dogs for 2 years and grew up with dogs since the age of 5)
• Stand-in experience (for Kate Winslet in Labor Day)
• CPR & First Aid certified since 2017 – CPR for adults and infants, caring for the injured in emergency situations, proper use of an AED
• Podcast Host since 2017
• Teacher (3 years elementary school in NYC)
• Great with Kids and Animals (Animal Shelter Volunteer, Former Teacher)
• Medical knowledge (mother is doctor, grew up with medical knowledge)
• Writer/Director/Producer
• Modeling (freelance photographers)
• Licensed Driver Class C
• Teleprompter – Emerson College TV network
• Hosting
• Incredible organizer and cleaner
• Skilled pumpkin carver
• Limbo contest winner
• Wall painting
• Greek circle dancing
• Spokesperson (Networking App Benson)
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