Andrew Brackett
Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Production

Expertise

  • Technical Direction
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Projection Design
  • Pyrotechnics

Education

  • B.A. Technical Theatre and Architecture, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008
  • M.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology – Lighting Design, Northern Illinois University, 2018

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Mandolynn Browning
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Expertise

  • Costume design
  • Costume and fashion history
  • Costume construction and draping
  • Makeup design
  • Hair and wig design

Education

  • B.A. in Theatre from New Mexico State University
  • M.F.A in Theatrical Design: Costumes and Lighting from Utah State University

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Dr. Charissa Chiaravalloti
Associate Professor of Music
Chair of the Performing Arts Department

Expertise

  • Choral conducting
  • Choral music of the American Southwest
  • Vocal performance
  • Vocal technique
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Music education
  • Opera

Education

  • D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2012
  • M.M., University of Wyoming, 2004
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

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Suzy DiSanto
Visiting Instructor in the Department of Theatre

Expertise

  • Choreography
  • Dance History

Education

  • M.A., Dance, Mills College, Oakland, California
  • Teaching Credential in Laban Movement Studies, Laban Centre, London, England

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Jane Gould
Costume Designer / Shop Supervisor

Expertise

  • Costume Design
  • Jewelry Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design

Education

  • Graduated J. Gibson, Fashion Merchandising, Boston, MA
  • B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 

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Elizabeth Gray
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Expertise:

  • Classical Theatre
  • Devised Theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Acting
  • Acting for Musical Theatre

Education:

  • B.F.A. Performance, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London
  • Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC

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Felicia Lansbury Meyer
Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre

Expertise 

  • Acting
  • Acting for Camera
  • History of Modern Theatre
  • Theatre Directing and Production
  • Women in Hollywood

Education 

  • M.F.A., Directing, American Film Institute, 1995 
  • B.F.A., Theatre Arts, New York University, 1987

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Claire Taylor
Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Expertise

  • Ballet
  • Professional Stage Experience
  • Choreography 

Education

  • Professional company experience with Ballet West, St. Louis Ballet, Canyon Concert Ballet, and Ballet Ariel
  • Ballet instructor for Coca Dance, St. Louis, MO, Canyon Concert Ballet, Fort Collins, CO, Aurora Dance Arts, Foothills Recreation, Denver Metro Area

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