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Theatre & Dance Faculty

Victor Holtcamp, Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Victor Holtcamp
Theatre and Dance Chair, Associate Professor – Theatre
Leslie Scott Tulane University Department of Theatre & Dance
Leslie Scott
Dance Coordinator, Newcomb Dance Company Artistic Director, Associate Professor – Dance
Christopher Arthur, Tulane University
Christopher Arthur
Visiting Assistant Professor, Costume – Theatre
Graham Burk
Graham Burk
Lecturer, Theatre & Dance
Michaela Cannon, Department of Theatre & Dance at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts
Michaela Cannon
Senior Professor of Practice – Dance
Amy Chaffee, Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane University
Amy Chaffee
Associate Professor – Theatre
Diana Cupsa Associate Professor Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Diana Cupsa

Head of the Theatre and Dance MFA Design Program, Director of Graduate Studies Theatre

Diogo de Lima Senior Professor of Practice Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Diogo de Lima
Senior Professor of Practice – Dance
Alice Pascal Escher Associate Professor Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Alice Pascal Escher
Associate Professor – Dance
Vlad Ghinea, Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Vlad Ghinea
Senior Professor of Practice – Theatre
Jeffrey Gunshol, Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Jeffrey Gunshol
Senior Professor of Practice – Dance and Theatre
Barbara Hayley Professor Tulane University Department of Theatre & Dance
Barbara Hayley
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies – Dance
Rachel Levy, Tulane University
Rachel Levy
Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design – Theatre and Dance
Dodd Loomis Tulane University Department of Theatre & Dance
Dodd Loomis
Visiting Assistant Professor – Theatre
Jenny Mercein Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Jenny Mercein
Associate Professor – Theatre
Monica Payne Assistant Professor Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Monica Payne
Assistant Professor – Theatre
Jessica Podewell, Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Jessica Podewell
Senior Professor of Practice – Theatre
John (Ray) Proctor Assistant Professor Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
John (Ray) Proctor
Assistant Professor – Theatre
Antony Sandoval, Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane University
Antony Sandoval
Professor – Theatre
Ryder Thornton Professor of Practice Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Ryder Thornton
Senior Professor of Practice – Theatre
Beverly Trask Associate Professor Department of Theatre & Dance Tulane University
Beverly Trask
Associate Professor – Dance

Theatre Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Bond Osorio (MFA Tulane, MA Laban) Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ballet I, Modern I

Graham Burk (MA, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Fundamentals of Acting

Nancy Gunn (MA, MFA Tulane University) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Theatre in Contemporary Society, Performing Arts Management

Mike Harkins (MFA, University of New Orleans) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Fundamentals of Acting

Sharon London (MFA, Louisiana State University) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Fundamentals of Acting

John Neisler (University of New Orleans) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Fundamentals of Acting

Dance Adjunct Faculty

Ausettua Amor Amenkum Jackson (BA, Dillard University) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | African Dance II

Carolyn Barber-Pierre Adjunct Assistant Professor | Brazilian Dance

Nicole Boyd Buckels (BFA, Tulane University) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Jazz Dance II, Jazz Dance III, Jazz Dance IV

Melanie Greene Dance Adjunct, Ballet

Jerisse Grantham (BA, Louisiana State University) | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Tap Dance III

Emerita/us Professors

Jeanne Button | Professor Emerita | Costume Design

Ron Gural | Professor Emeritus | Acting

Hugh Lester | Professor Emeritus | Scenic & Lighting Design

Martin Sachs | Professor Emeritus | Technical & Lighting Design

In Memoriam

Stephanie Dawson, Tulane University

Stephanie L. Dawson (MFA, North Carolina School of the Arts) | Professor of Practice | Technical Director | Production Manager

Stevie Dawson joined the faculty at Tulane University as Technical Director in August of 2009 and then added the role of Production Manager in November of that year. She received her MFA in Technical Direction from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has worked professionally in theatres across the country including The Virginia Stage Company, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, The East Carolina Summer Theatre, The Alliance Theatre Company, and The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, among others. She has taught at Old Dominion University, Louisiana State University, and at her alma mater, NCSA. Her areas of special professional interest include automation, engineering, and the production of new works for the stage.

Stevie Dawson passed away on March 15, 2012.

Buzz Podewell, Tulane University

Buzz Podewell (Ph.D., New York University) | Professor Emeritus | Directing, Theatre History, Shakespeare

Buzz Podewell received his Ph.D. from New York University and has taught theatre history, directing, and Shakespeare at Tulane until 2011. The director of almost two hundred productions for professional and university theatres, Dr. Podewell has served as the Associate Artistic Director of the Louisiana Shakespeare Festival and one of the founders and co-Artistic Directors of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. His improvisational children's theatre company, Patchwork Players, recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. He is the author of the forthcoming two-volume study of time and place in Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Watch.

Buzz Podewell passed away on March 29, 2013.

Carl Walker, Tulane University

Carl Walker | (BFA, Boston University) | Fundamentals of Acting

Carl Walker passed away on July 8, 2018.