EDUCATION:

New School University, New York, NY
MFA, Theatre, Acting
Actors Studio Drama School

Pace University, New York, NY
BA, Speech Communication Media Studies
Theatre Minor

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:
Actors Equity Association 
Stage Directors and Chorographers Society 
 


UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE: 

Pace University, New York, NY
CurrentAssociate Director of the School of Performing Arts at Performing Arts 
Overseeing curriculum and program development for all current and new programs.
Facilitate the hiring and mentoring of Fulltime and Adjunct Faculty and Staff. 

Director of BFA Acting 
* Over seeing curriculum, faculty and policy for BFA Acting, Wrote developed a 136 credit BFA Acting Degree including 83 credits of actor training New York State accreditation
National recruiting for incoming students
Advisor to 100 BFA Acting students across four years

Full Time Assistant Professor (Tenure Achieved) 
* Courses taught: Acting 1, Acting 2, Advanced Scene Study 1, Script Analysis, and Travel Course to Greece, Italy, and Russia

2007/2008Full Time Lecturer in the Performing Arts Department
Courses taught: Acting 1, Acting 2, Advanced Scene Study, Travel Course to Greece

2006/2007Adjunct Professor in the Performing Arts Department 
Courses taught: Acting 1, Acting 2

2005/2006Adjunct Professor in the Communication Studies Department 
Courses taught: Communication 200 Public Speaking 


Significant Highlights:
Wrote and created the Current BFA Acting Curriculum for Pace University
Significant curricular contributions to the development of BA, Directing; BA, Acting and BA, Stage Management 
Implemented adjudication process for BFA Actors 
Committees Serve on: Media and Relations, Recruitment, Facilities, Curriculum, Faculty Hires 
Created and developed the Performing Arts Department’s Travel Course to Greece, Italy and Russia
Received Dyson Mentoring Grants 07-08, 08-09
University Directing Credits - Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Adapted and Directed A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Mentored and Directed First African American History Showcase with Multicultural Affairs Department
Represented Performing Arts Department at the NACAC Fairs in Boston and New York


Curriculum development:


GUEST TEACHING AND MASTER CLASSES:

UCLA- Summer Discovery 
Los Angeles, CA ’16-18

Young Professionals Conservatory
Sacramento, CA ‘18

Dreyfoos School of the Arts 
West Palm Beach, Fl. ‘18

South Caroline Governors School of the Arts
Greenville, SC ‘17

College Audition Pro
San Francisco, CA ’15-‘18

Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School 
Steamboat Springs, CO ‘16

Broadway Dreams Foundation 
Guest Professor ’14- 18

Eutheca- European Union Academy, Rome Italy 
Guest Lecturer ‘15

Warsaw Film Academy, Warsaw Poland 
Guest Lecturer ’13 

New School University 
Texas Thespians 
Series of Master Classes ’13 

Lehman College 
Guest Lecturer ’08 
Guest Director ’08 

Wood Tobe-Coburn School 
Lecturer ’07- ‘09
Taught courses in Dramatic Literature and Public Speaking 

TVI Actors Studio, New York and London
Instructor ’06, ‘07
Script Analysis, Scene Study  

Lehman Collage, City University of New York, NY
Guest Lecture ’06, ‘07
Scene Study, An Actor Prepares, The Voice and the Actor

Bradford Schools/ Wood Tobe-Coburn
Adjunct Professor ‘05, ‘06
Dramatic Literature, Business Communications, Oral Communication and Presentation 

Junior Tours
Instructor ‘05, - present
Acting, Improvisation

Hawley Cultural Arts Center, Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
Public Speaking for teens and Adults ‘04
Responsibilities- to give students the skills and experience necessary for developing dynamic oral communication

Wallenpaupack Area School District, Lake Wallenpaupack, PA
Artist in Residence ‘02, ‘03, ’04, ‘05

Guest Director ’04, ’05, ‘06

Musical Theater Production Director ’97-’04
Responsibilities- casting and coordinating cabaret productions 

Speech and Debate Coach ’97- present
Responsibilities- develop student presentation skills for competition
Coached 3 PA State Champions and 11 PA State Finalists
Coached 1 National Champion and 8 National Finalists

Community Education Instructor ’98-‘04
Responsibilities- run classes in communications, theater, speech, group dynamics, and musical theater

Camp Courage 
Founding Member at camp providing behavior modification for under-privileged children
Administrative Coordinator and Support Group Facilitator
Responsibilities - ensure the camp was running according to its curriculum; create a support group curriculum for children in grades K-8


PUBLICAITONS AND INTERVIEWS:

BOOKS:

Acting for the Screen (which is part of the PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional series edited by: Edited by Mary Lou Belli & Anna Weinstein
Chapter Contribution titled: Moving Towards a Career in
Published spring 2019 by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, a trading division of Informa UK Limited

The Ultimate Guide to your Musical Theater Audition
Edited by Amy Rogers 
Contributing Chapter – Preparing the Monologue
Published spring 2019 by Oxford University Press USA 
 
Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy
By Artemis Preeshl 
Published spring 2019 by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, a trading division of Informa UK Limited

ARTICLES:

Backstage Magazine: 
Expert Contributor 
Articles authored include: Should You Train Like an Artist or and an Entrepreneur, Five College Audition
Questions Answered, What to do After Senior Showcase. The College Audition, A Five Part Series 

Article contributions include: Do Child Actors Need College, Five Key Elements to College Auditions 

Additional contributions:
American Theater Magazine- Behind the Table
NYCastings.com- Resume Rescue  
Huffington Post- Show me the Talent


PROFESSIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE:

The Theater of Jean-Claude van Itallie 
Produced by The Graduate Center oat The City University of New York 
Collaborated on an evening celebrating the work of Jean-Claude van Itallie
Presented work of Chekhov translated and adapted by Jean-Claude van Itallie

The New Globe Theatre, Inc., New York, NY 
(Off-Broadway company)
Founding Member ‘05
Producing Consultant ‘06 – ‘07
Production Stage Manager ‘07
Company Manager ‘07
 
Warner Brothers Television Studio
Casting ‘02
Responsibilities – General operations of running a casting office  

Paramount Productions/ Entertainment Tonight
Production assistant ‘01 
Responsibilities – Attending and assisting on press junkets and Entertainment News events, Researching and creating interview questions, production feeds, setting shots, dubbing and interfacing with the LA Office 
 

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