Faculty and Staff

Jacob Allen
Chair and Head of Musical Theatre – Musical Theatre Performance, Music Theory, Musical Theatre History

Alice Rainey Berry
Director of Publicity and Promotion, Web Master

Sarah Brown
Performance, Acting for TV and Film, Audition Prep, Solo Performance

Holly L. Derr
Artistic Director and Head of Directing – Theatre History, Dramatic Literature,   Theory & Criticism

Jen Gillette
Assistant Professor – Head of Design and Technology – Costume Design, Visual History, Costume Technology, Principles of Costume Design, Rendering

Amy Salerno Hale
Production Manager / Stage Management Mentor

Holly Lau
Rawlins Professor – Performance, Modern Dance, Dance History, Labanotation

Anita "Jo" Lenhart
Head of Performance/Acting – Voice and Body Training, Shakespeare, Dialects, Text work, Performance, 

Rick Mayfield
Assistant Technical Director

Michael Medcalf
Associate Professor – Dance – Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Choeography, Dance History

Jill Guyton Nee
Head of Dance – Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Modern, Choreography, Pedagogy

Michael S. O'Nele
Associate Professor – Technical Director – Technical Design, Management & Fabrication

Anthony Pellecchia
Associate Professor – Lighting Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Multi-Media

Brian J. Ruggaber
Associate Professor – Scenic Design, Properties, Scenic Painting, Visual History, AutoCAD, Rendering

Kristin Shupe
Administrative Secretary

Tracy Thomas
Assistant Professor – Musical Theatre Performance – Individual Voice, Acting Through Song, Keyboarding, Musical Direction

Kathleen Kovarik
Costume Shop Manager

John J. Yorke
Coordinator of Graduate Studies – Performance, Script Analysis, Theory and Criticism