“I came to Kym as an actor with a lot “tricks” and unfocused energy.


She understands how to center actors and extract the truth no matter their skill-set. She taught me how to tap into a razor sharp focus and I use it every time I’m on stage or on set.”

- Preston Sadleir (Broadway Actor, Henry in Next To Normal, 1st National Tour)




Kymberly Mellen instructor in acting and voice, talking to a student at BYU


- monologue coaching

- audition coaching

- professional resume and career advice

- vocal/singing lessons

- Fitzmaurice voice work


Kymberly Mellen has coached actors for over a decade as is available for private sessions at DePaul University or at your home near Chicago.



$60 – 1 hr.

$35 – ½ hr. minimum

* additional travel fee


Coaching is also available online, via skype or YouTube.

Email Kymberly Mellen about acting or voice lessons.


Or call (312) 504-0304 to schedule a session.





Kymberly Mellen teaches Acting Classes at BYU and UVU, Utah.


Kymberly currently teaches at The Theatre School at DePaul University, School of Acting in Chicago, IL.






“Kym has a way of getting to the heart of things. I always walk away having been guided toward MY truth in the piece, and that is truly a gift. That is the real goal. And she gets me there.”

- Summer Naomi Interior (2x Jeff Award Chicago Musical Theatre Actress, Nessarose in Wicked, 1st National Sit Down Production)




“Kym was my coach before I moved to NYC and booked a national tour. I worked with her when I auditioned for grad schools and received over 10 competitive offers. I credit my success to Kym's honesty, specificity, and astute intuition.”

- Jenny Latimer (NY Actress, Cosette in Les Miserables, 25th Anniversary US Tour, Current Grad student at UNC Chapel Hill)




“Kym helped me cultivate the parts of myself that are fierce, raw, and exhilarating. The parts of an actor that is essential to delivering a captivating performance."

- Preston Sadleir (Broadway Actor, Henry in Next To Normal, 1st National Tour)




 “Kym is fiercely brave, honest, empathetic and passionate in her teaching. She has an insatiable appetite for the work that is contagious. You will be pushed to find a more present, compassionate, and giving acting coach than Kym.”

- Mia Selway (Current student at RADA, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England)




“Kym coached all of my college auditions. I came away from our time feeling confident and strong with all of the pieces we worked on together. She kept me focused, excited and curious about my monologues every step of the way.”

- Vanessa Marie (Yoga Teacher, Actress, Graduate of College of Santa Fe, Acting)




“Her approach is fierce. She left no room for generalities. Together, we mined the text for every last detail. She is a passionate, powerful force.

- Trevor Bates (Chicago Actor, Recent TTS, DePaul Graduate)




"Kym breaks down the text in a way that is easy to relate to and gives you the tools to understand and make choices with any material. Her passion for the work is infectious and she makes auditioning fun."

- Jacob Simon (North Shore Chicago HS student)