Melissa Patrello

Painter, Sculptor, Puppet Creator

Owner of Stage Worthy Arts, Melissa started the company so she and other artists could take ‘what they do’ and make it more available to those who need it. With a knack for creating the unexpected, Melissa relies on her craftiness to take on one-of-a-kind projects and connect with the people around her.

For the past 7 years, the majority of her projects have been inspired by the theatre community and she’s found the theatre to be the ideal space to apply what she does. Working as both a designer and a Teaching Artist helps Melissa to partner with other youth serving organizations, schools, ‘out-of-school time’ groups and other artists who share a passion for nurturing creativity in youth while providing a place for them to feel they belong.