Today we’d like to introduce you to Amelia Meyers.
Hi Amelia, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have been an Actor and a Singer/Songwriter for as long as I can remember. After being in a regional commercial when I was five, I knew this was it for me. I grew up doing musical theatre and attended the British American Drama Academy Midsummer in Oxford program. I officially moved to Los Angeles in 2007 after graduating from American University. I recurred on “General Hospital” (ABC) for 11 years and appeared on “Days of Our Lives” (NBC) and “All My Children” (ABC). I have been in web series, independent films, live performance art, I love anything artistically fulfilling, fascinating and authentic. For a long time as a day job, I was a nanny. At one point I had 6 part-time jobs to get by. I own the company Dance-n-Romance where I choreograph original first dances for Weddings, which I love, and I became a voice teacher as my main day job, which I absolutely adore. I love working with artists, from novice to established, on finding new aspects of their voices. I always say my voice lessons are half singing and half therapy and I am about to become a certified Arts Therapist as well. I fell in love, got married, and had my first Baby Girl in 2018.
And then I went into Mommy mode 🙂 It was, and still is, the most beautiful, peaceful, chaotic, magical thing in my life. I was just getting ready to get back to my career, focusing on Primetime and larger-scale projects as well as music. And then Covid hit. Everything shut down, and just like everyone else, our lives were turned completely upside down. Suddenly the lease on our townhouse was about to be up and we were trying to figure out where to go. My incredible Parents offered for us to move in with them in Maryland, where I grew up, for a while and wait this out. While there, I had my second Baby Girl. In a random turn of events, I am the current Mrs. Maryland Petite USA and I am gearing up to compete in the Nationals this summer! My platform is Crohn’s Awareness and Advocacy. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was 17 years old. After years of trial and error with different medications, I nearly lost my life to the disease in 2012. I have always had to navigate my acting career and aspirations around this and have hit roadblocks along the way. But I am currently in remission and it is my goal to help as many people as I can through this current platform. Now I am bouncing between Los Angeles and Maryland, working as hard as I can to show my girls that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, dream big, work hard, and live life to the fullest 🙂
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Oh my goodness, no it has not been smooth! There are so many ups and downs, close calls, highs of elation and lows of crushing depths. As an artist, one of the hardest aspects of this industry to deal with is getting those close calls but not having anything to show for it. What I mean by that is to those outside of the industry, Family, Friends, anyone who isn’t in the day-to-day of this world don’t fully understand how those close calls are moments of success. But if you don’t book the job, you can’t say to “watch this” or “check this out’. You are the CEO of your own small business and you must treat it as such. Stay levelheaded and focused on the big picture. When there are moments of success that is the tip of the iceberg, which is what everyone sees, but everything under the surface of the water is what we deal with daily. I could get into some stories, but this would turn into a novel rather quickly!
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an Actress, a Singer-Songwriter, a Wife, a Mommy and the current Mrs. Maryland Petite USA. I grew up in the Musical Theatre world and still need to get on the stage once a year or so. I got my Los Angeles start in Soap Operas on “General Hospital” (ABC) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Milan International Film Festival in 2015 for the film “Show Business” (Amazon Prime). I specialize in teaching voice, working with beginner novice singers all the way to professional and established singers.
After having numerous day jobs over the years, I found great joy in teaching voice. I always say my lessons are half singing and half therapy. I love watching artists have breakthrough moments during a session and we incorporate what I call “golden nuggets” into their singing. Being a certified Arts Therapist will enrich my teaching on a deeper scale which I am excited about. It has taken years to grow my business, but I love my day job. I also started my business, Dance-n-Romance, where I choreograph original first dances for Weddings. I love being part of a couple’s special day in such a memorable and special way. I had been doing that for fun and as favors for friends and family for years before realizing I could and should make it a business.
I am most proud of my Family 🙂 My Husband (Jason Rosenwach) and I have the 2 most wonderful little Daughters, Lilah (4) and Helena (14 months) and they are my Universe. We also have our dog Brady whom we rescued eight years ago. He’s our little man. What sets me apart from others is how I think outside of the box in order to keep momentum going and use creativity to propel projects and aspirations forward. You get knocked down a lot in this industry. You need to focus on the big picture and large goals as well as the day-to-day for long-term sustainable success. My Husband, who is also an actor, producer, and realtor, calls me the eternal optimist. So I do all of this with a smile on my face, being silly and goofy and finding something to laugh at to keep things in perspective. Nothing in life is more important than Family and I want to teach mine to live passionately and pursue your dreams.
Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
There are so many it’s hard to pick just one! I could talk about seeing my first Broadway Show (Phantom of the Opera), I could say trips we took, talks my brothers and I would have, catching snowflakes on my tounge or jumping into a giant pile of leaves in the fall. Can it be the overall nighttime routine? We would have Family dinner just about every night once people were home from their after-school actives and before evening ones began. My Dad would usually go back to the office after that and we would do our homework, have rehearsal for a show, dance class, practice piano, etc. My Brother, Ivan, rigged a speaker system into all of our rooms and had a program he created called “Tape Night” that would begin to play at each of our perspective bedtimes. When we were younger, my Mom would come in, read books and sing songs and then my Dad would come in and tell us a story from his childhood. The dog would come to each of our rooms for some snuggles and just as I’d be getting ready to fall asleep, my Dad would come home from a late-night meeting and play the piano in the living room. I fell asleep to that more than anything else growing up and loved it. That and Family Council Meetings every Sunday morning 🙂
- Voice Lessons-$500/month for 4 lessons
- Wedding Choreography-$1,995 for a fully choreographed dance and 4 one hour lessons
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