more at www.meredithstapleton.com, she/her/hers  |  meredithstapleton@muhlenberg.edu, Part-Time Lecturer: Aerial AcrobaticsB.A., Muhlenberg College. She is most interested in creating structures that extend freedom, adaptation, and empathy. Ian Scot is a Brooklyn based composer and sound designer specializing in the development of new works.His music and designs have been heard at PLaywrights Horizons, Roundabout Underground, Actors Shakespeare Project, Dorset Theatre Festival, Listening Eyes Theatre Company, The Wild Project, Ars Nova ANT Fest, PRP THTR, Heartbeat Opera, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Carlotta Play Festival, NYU Tisch, and Yale Cabaret. Richardson has taught actors at Adams State University, Ohio University, University of Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth University, Point Park Conservatory, and The (Very) Physical Comedy Institute. Leticia Robles-Moreno, Theatre & Dance . His professional experience includes freelance designer and sound engineer at Fitchburg State College, Bay Street Theatre, and AmeriCulture Arts Festival. With sold out shows and huge turnouts, Moving Stories truly had something for everyone to enjoy! Eric Covell's responsibilities include assisting with all scenic builds for department productions, and supervising and teaching work study, stagecraft and volunteer students in shop safety and construction. in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. she/her/hers  |  dearborn@muhlenberg.edu  |  x3335. Smith received a Distinguished Alumni Award at the 46th Annual Lauds and Laurels Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Irvine. She has also held front-of-house positions at Zoellner Arts Center, Pines Dinner Theatre, and Muhlenberg. Holly Cate is an award-winning actor who has appeared on Broadway in An Ideal Husband, directed by Sir Peter Hall, and regionally in Blithe Spirit (Portland Stage), An Ideal Husband (Pioneer), All My Sons (American Stage), and Arms and the Man (Asolo), in addition to numerous New York Theatre credits. From off campus, dial 484-664- plus the four-digit extension. Lex Gurst's costume credits include Big Love, The Possibilities, Polaroid Stories, On the Town, Stop Kiss, The Winter’s Tale, and Dance Emerge for Muhlenberg College; Psycho Beach Party and Belle Reprieve for The Theatre Outlet; and Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre productions of Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical, A Year with Frog and Toad, and the world premieres of Gruff! Housing & Dining; Getting Involved; Athletics; Student Services; Health & Wellness; Religious & Spiritual Life; Powerful Outcomes. Dhelley Oliver is the artistic director of the Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers, which tours theatres, concert halls, and festivals with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group. The department offers students daily opportunities to foster the most important goal of the liberal arts experience: education of the whole person. University of Colorado at Boulder; B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Ricky teaches for numerous dance studios and arts institutions throughout southeast Pennsylvania, and currently serves as a founding board member, advisor, and dance specialist for the initiative to launch the first charter school for the arts in Reading, Pennsylvania. Throughout a decade, Ricky served as a lead vocalist, dancer, actor, event host, and dance teacher aboard multiple cruise ships for Holland America Line, having learned and performed over 30 different production revue shows created by Stiletto Entertainment. In 2002 he joined the faculty of the Columbia University M.F.A. Smith serves as a répétiteur and assistant to legendary choreographer Donald McKayle, having performed with McKayle’s Etude Ensemble for four years. Paul E. Theisen, Jr. designs lights and other scenic elements for many of the theatre and dance productions on the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance mainstage. She is the artistic director for Vervet Dance, a Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company. Jessie Dean has trained at the Globe Theatre in London and earned her MFA with a focus on classical work from Illinois State University. He served for two years as resident scenic and lighting designer, facility manager, and technical director at Civic Theatre of Allentown. He directed The Importance of Being Earnest in the Baker Theatre in fall of 2019, and he recently partnered with the Rehabilitation Sciences Department at Moravian College developing a Standardized Patient program for Muhlenberg actors to collaborate with Moravian healthcare students. Jessica Bien has served as the department's general manager since 2006. In 2020, he received the Oscar Brockett Award for the Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education from The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Heidi Cruz-Austin has studied at the School of American Ballet and The Pennsylvania Ballet, where she received an apprenticeship in 1994 and joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 1995. Paul E. Theisen, Jr. designs lights and other scenic elements for many of the theatre and dance productions on the Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance mainstage. Dr. Moore has directed at theatres in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and Ireland, and is a founding member of The Proper Villains Theatre Co. she/her/hers  |  katrinamiller@muhlenberg.edu, Administrative AssistantB.A., Muhlenberg College. Sammy recently completed touring the nation with television and radio artist Raven Symone. Heidi has also danced with the Philadelphia-based company Ballet X and has performed as a guest artist through the United States and Europe. Previously, she has worked at the Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colo. He spent eight years in the professional lighting industry, working with architects, consulting engineers, and theatre consultants on lighting system designs; notable projects include Trinity Church in New York City and Microsoft's Productivity of the Future exhibit. Nicole and Mark also operate Crafty Nicole (www.craftynicole.com), an online custom-designed clay charm and pendant business that services the international tap community. As a composer, his music has been workshopped and performed at Boston Conservatory and Yale School of Music, where he was fortunate enough to work closely with many acclaimed musicians and composers. He was recently hired to polish the feature film Get Gomez by Cranium Entertainment, and his script for television, We Belong, was a finalist for the Humanitas New Television Writer Award. Charley Tucker is a professional actor, living in New York City where he has worked in theatre, film, and television for the over 25 years. She has presented her choreography across the northeast in various festivals, co-produced two Philadelphia Fringe shows, and “2 by 2” at The Iron Factory. Her goal is to guide and encourage shared experiences and explorations where children (and really anyone) can flourish and grow authentically. : Curdled (Miramax), Amy Schumer Show (Comedy Central), Tennessee (Lee Daniels Entertainment), and several television and radio commercials. His current artistic work centers on group devising practices and methods of physical training, both of which played a key role in his production of Agamemnon at Muhlenberg College. Meg taught Spanish in a K-8 elementary school before rejoining the Muhlenberg costume shop in 2012. she/her/hers  |  mgartley@muhlenberg.edu  |  x3589, Technical DirectorB.F.A., Pennsylvania State University. This page contains professional bios and contact information for Dance Program faculty and staff. In addition to her administrative role, she teachers courses in Stage Management and Accessibility in the Arts. | This winter semester 2020/21, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics has a total of 72 enrolled international students - out of a total of 134 at the whole UPB. Philadelphia-based actor and director James Stabp maintains a body of work that spans traditional musical theatre, premieres of contemporary new works, and uniquely curated projects of multidisciplinary theatre. She also co-teaches the costume techniques section of the stagecraft course. Gayanne is the author of Dance Science: Anatomy, Movement Analysis, Conditioning, a 2015 reference work called "a spectacular contribution to the field. University of California, Irvine; B.F.A. Megan Flynn is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of ballet, contemporary dance, and Pilates. Lisa's choreography has been presented at the Indiana Dance Festival, the New American Youth Ballet Conservatory, and IPFW's Purely Dance Concerts, among others. During the 1990s he served Muhlenberg as Dean of the College for Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. From Thursday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 8, the annual spring dance performance, Master Choreographers, debuted in Empie Theater for students, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy. She returns to her native Allentown from Boston, where she worked as executive assistant to the chief operating officer of the Wang Center for the Performing Arts. She became a performing member of A&G Dance in 1991, under the artistic direction of Germaine Salsberg, and Manhattan Tap in 1992, under the artistic direction of Heather Cornell. Her teaching experience includes adjunct dance faculty at Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Temple University, DeSales University and Mercer County Community College. He has directed over 80 productions at Muhlenberg , including Life’s a Dream, Cabaret, The Pirates of Penzance, Wonderful Town, The Mikado, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, and On the Town. Film and T.V. He holds an MFA in directing from Southern Methodist University, and a certificate in Drama from the University of Bristol, England. @radiomoves. In addition to performing, Holly also creates and directs her own theatre, including HENRY, a three-play adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI tetralogy. James holds an M.F.A. Her goal is to guide and encourage shared experiences and explorations where children (and really anyone) can flourish and grow authentically. rebeccalustig.com, she/her/hers  |  rebeccalustig@muhlenberg.edu, Part-Time Lecturer: ActingTeaching Artist Certification, University of the Arts; Certificate of Completion, École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq; B.A., University of New Hampshire. and Grimm! He has also directed for the New York City Opera Education Department, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Three in Dallas. Olaf Meyer ist bei Facebook. He has had experience as technical director in the York Little Theatre and the Lincoln Amphitheatre, and as a free-lance designer in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. jimvanvalen.com, he/him/his  |  jamesvanvalen@muhlenberg.edu  |  x4393, Part-Time Lecturer: Voice & SpeechM.F.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison; B.A., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Scott has also served as production stage manager and designed sound, props, and projections for numerous theatre productions. He then worked Off-Broadway, landing the lead in Andora, by Max Frisch, as well as roles at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Circle Rep Mr. Singer’s acting career has included work in regional theatres, commercials, television, and film. For the past six years, Gianna has served as theatre director and choreographer for Northampton Area High School and has directed and taught theatre and dance at various organizations in the area, including Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Saucon Valley Middle School, and the Allentown YMCA. He has published numerous scholarly articles in academic journals and in books from university presses. Meredith has been a company member of DanceSpora, Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet, Megan Flynn Dance Company, and The Naked Stark, and has collaborated with many independent artists in Philadelphia. he/him/his  |  ecovell@muhlenberg.edu  |  x3644, Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager & First HandB.A., DeSales University. & B.A., Stony Brook UniversityMember, Actors’ Equity Association, Jim VanValen is a professional actor who teaches courses in scene and monologue study, voice and speech, Meisner Technique, and auditioning. He is also a teacher of voice & speech specializing in the work of Kristin Linklater and Arthur Lessac. in theatre with an acting concentration from Muhlenberg in 2015. Part-Time Lecturer: TapB.A., Muhlenberg College; M.B.A., Saint John's University. She also held positions as theatre manager and access coordinator at the Wang. Her research interests include performance studies, disability studies, and dance pedagogy, and her writing has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and the book Performing Magic on the Western Stage. She is the founder and director of TAP: Teach All People, which she operated from 1995 to 2006 and relaunched with her husband, Mark, in 2013. ", is a Philadelphia-based dance artist, educator, and organizer. Part-Time Lecturer: ActingM.F.A., Asolo Conservatory/FSU; B.S., James Madison UniversityMember, Actors’ Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA. New York and regional credits include Hedda Gabler (American Globe), Uncle Tom's Cabin (The Drama Dept.- Workshop Co.), Misalliance (Pennsylvania Center Stage), Desire Under the Elms (American Stage), Six Degrees of Separation (Florida Studio Theatre), and American Buffalo (Asolo Conservatory Theatre-guest artist). She has performed extensively in Europe, China, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. she/her/hers  |  alexis.gurst@muhlenberg.edu  |  x3589, Props Master, Scenic ArtistM.F.A., Purdue University; B.F.A., Northern Illinois University. Some of Shelley's television appearances include Tap Dance in America with Gregory Hines and Star Search. Mark serves as secretary for the Bethlehem Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials. & B.F.A., University of California, IrvineCertified Pilates Instructor. He is a former IATSE stage technician. Outside of the circus world, Chelsea is a member of InFlux Dance Company (dir. She is also the co-owner of a private studio, The Patricia Bostick Dance Center. 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