1392 East 2nd Ave
missycross.mail at gmail.com
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Photo By: Scott Little
Acting has always been a meditative process for me. For a long time, it was the one place I could go to where I was focused, present, and felt I was on purpose. I have since been dedicated to sharing my process of using the medium of acting to help me become a more whole and conscious human being.
My work with the Chakras came as an intuitive accident. The power and honesty that it brought to my work and the work of those I was coaching was hard to ignore. Through understanding the Chakras, we can understand ourselves, and therefore understand the human condition.
It is my belief that you can always go deeper in the work; it involves trust and risk, curiosity and creativity, enjoyment and service. It is my goal to always set a fun and supportive environment for you to explore and find your true voice. My favourite way into a character is through the body, so I am constantly seeking out new exercises and theories to put to the test, thus classes are forever evolving. I work with positivity to help actors access their best work.
“Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of
realizations, a pausing, seamless process." - A. Bartlett Giamatti
Hello! I'm pretty much a mixed bag as for my background and training, having extensive experience as an actor, director, theatre producer and musician. I am an alumni of Canada's National Voice Intensive at UBC, studied with Black Nexxus, and the Lucid Body Method in New York City which deepened my understanding of the Chakras in acting. I have been teaching the Mindful Actor Workshops since 2012 and work as an instructor for "Voice Experience" and "Camera Technique" as well as directing or
assistant directing the graduation films in the Vancouver Film School's Acting department.
I am a student of Qi-gong, have my Level 1 in Reiki, and study and practice meditation tools and techniques with Shannon Hart. I have also studied Middendorf breath work with Alisa Kort. Last summer I received by my 200hr Yin Yoga Certificate, with a focus on Chakras, Qi-gong and the fascia.
I sing and play percussion in the touring band Wooden Horsemen, we just released our 3rd album "Past Lives" on November 3rd available on all platforms! Find more info about us here!
I have been acting professionally since 2004. I have received a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for She Who Must Burn, as well as 2 wins for Best Supporting Actress (The Film Corner 2015, Fright Night Film Festival 2016) and 2 nominations (NOLA Horror Film Festial 2016, BAFF).
recently began producing under Mindful Actor Workshops, the latest being the Performance Boutique and The House of Yes. Loose Lips' article about me and The House of Yes found here!
With Secretly Women Productions, I produced three acclaimed plays in Vancouver: Stop Kiss, 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress, and Eurydice - which I also directed.
Thank you for spending some time getting to know me a bit better and for checking out The Mindful Actor Workshops! Hope to hear from you soon,
Wooden Horsemen. Photo by: Scott Little
Eurydice by Sarah Rhul - Directed by Missy. Photo by: Brittany Willacy