RESUME

Director | Assistant Director | Instructional Experience | Education | Additional Skills

The Shining *

Die Zauberflöte

Platée #

Rusalka # 

Glory Denied 

Opera to Go: Jack and the Beanstalk

Flight 

The Other Room

La Calisto

The Consul 

The Gondoliers

Brundibàr

 

The Consul

Dinner at Eight  - European Premiere (associate director)

Il Giasone

I'll Be Seeing You: A U.S.O. Show

Misbehavin' at the Met: A Resident Artist Cabaret

 

Rose Made Man: An Inside Out Opera  - world premiere

 

Into the Woods

 

Das Leid von der Erde (co-Director/Choreographer)

 

Happy Hour! "Bachelorette" & "Karaoke Catastrophe" 

Rapture

The Impresario

Past the Checkpoints

 

Les enfants terribles

 

Gallantry

New York Stories: Broken Pieces

 

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

The Shining #  (Eric Simonson, Director)

Otello    (David Alden, Director)

Le nozze di Figaro  (Stephen Lawless, Director)

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina  (Leonard Foglia, Director)

Today It Rains  - world premiere  (Brian Staufenbiel, Director)

Il Trovatore  (Joachim Schamberger, Director)

Thaïs  (Andrea Cigni, Director)

Rigoletto  (Austin Regan, Director)

Dead Man Walking  (Joel Ivany, Director)

Le nozze di Figaro  (Stephen Lawless, Director)

Don Pasquale  (Chuck Hudson, Director)

The Cradle Will Rock  (Lawrence Edelson, Director)

Falstaff   (Chuck Hudson, Director)

La Bohème  (Octavio Cardenas, Director)

Dinner at Eight  - world premiere  (Tomer Zvulun, Director)

L'arbore di Diana  (Peter Rothstein, Director)

Das Rheingold  (Brian Staufenbiel, Director)

Romeo et Juliette  (Matthew Ozawa, Director)

Restless Searchers  (Håkan Hagegård, Director)

Il Postino  (Lawrence Edelson, Director)

Le nozze di Figaro  (David Paul, Director)

The Shining - world premiere  (Eric Simonson, Director)

Tosca  (Andrea Cigni, Director

 

Rusalka  (Eric Simonson, Director)

Die Zauberflöte  (Tobias Ribitzki)

Ariadne auf Naxos  (Allen Hicks, Director)

A New Kind of Fallout - world premiere  (Jonathan Eaton, Director) 

Opera Colorado

Opera Neo

 

Opera Neo#

Cincinnati Opera#

Opera Fayetteville

Opera Saratoga

Minnesota Opera

Arbeit Opera Theatre

 

Opera Neo

 

University of Minnesota

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

 

Arbeit Opera Theatre

Wexford Festival Opera

Opera Neo

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

 

Cohen New Works Festival

Butler Opera Center

 

Butler Opera Center

 

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

New Fangled Opera

New Fangled Opera

Butler Opera  Center

 

Butler Opera Center

 

Butler School of Music

Butler Opera Center

 

Butler School of Music

Kansas City Opera#

Washington National Opera

Cincinnati Opera

Fort Worth Opera

Opera Parallèle

Central City Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

 

Minnesota Opera

Opera Saratoga

Opera Saratoga

Minnesota Opera

 

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

 

Source Song Festival

Opera Saratoga

Opera Saratoga

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

June 2021

August 2020

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August 2020#

June 2020#

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2020

2019

2019

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2019

 

2018

2018

2017

2017

2016

 

2015

 

2015

 

2014

 

2014

2014

 

2014

2013

 

2013

 

2012

2012

 

2011

May 2020#

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

 

2018

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

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2016

 

2016

 

2016

 

2016

 

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2015

 

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2015

* Denotes future engagements

# Denotes cancellations due to COVID-19

 

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Opera Neo (via Zoom) July 2020

Instructor: Introduction to Gestural Mechanics

  • Introduced young artist singers to body isolations based on Corporeal Mime and body mapping principals

  • Discussed and practiced the ideas of Behavioral and Expressive gesture, the 3 beats of gesture, and variation

  • Practiced the 4 beats of comedy and 3 beats of drama based on Mime principals

  • Discussed schools of acting and how they apply to acting for the opera stage

Texas A&M, Kingsville (via Zoom) March 2020

 

Guest Clinician: Introduction to Movement

  • Taught a zoom class for Dr. Melinda Brou’s MUSI 1157 Opera Workshop class

  • Taught Introduction to body isolations based on Corporeal Mime and body mapping principals

  • Introduced students to comic and dramatic time in mime

  • Answered student’s questions about directing in professional opera

Opera Reading Project January 2020

  • Masterclass for Opera Singers participating in Opera Reading Project

Opera Neo  July 2019, 2017

 

Instructor: Introduction to Stage Movement - Seminar classes for the Opera NEO studio artists including:

 

  • Introduction to Suzuki actor Training

  • Introduction to Corporeal Mime and comic timing

 

Minnesota Opera  2015 - 2018

 

Instructor: Movement and Acting for the Opera Stage - Weekly classes in movement and acting to the resident artist singers including:

 

  • In-depth study of elements of shape and gesture for the stage

  • The techniques of Anne Bogart’s 9 Viewpoints, Tadashi Suzuki’s actor training, Marceau mime, and Decroux corporeal mime

  • Exercises in stage composition and collaboration

  • Basics of Meisner technique 

  • Introduction to Meyerhold’s biomechanics, Laban efforts, and physio-musical coordination

 

Minnesota Opera  March 2017

 

Guest Clinician: Introduction to Suzuki Actor Training - Introductory class for high school students including:

 

  • Introduction to Decroux corporeal mime to introduce triple design 

  • Basic exercises of Tadashi Suzuki’s actor training

  • Discussed the importance of nonverbal dramatic communication for opera singers 

 

 

Austin, TX  2013 - 2014

Workshop Clinician: Viewpoints and Stage Composition - An extra-curricular workshop series comprised of theatre and opera majors from the University of Texas, Austin. Co-taught with Steven Wilson, director

 

  • In-depth training of Anne Bogart’s 9 Viewpoints 

  • Stage composition, and Body isolations for theatre and music students 

  • Introduction to movement and musical gesture based on Dalcroze principles

 

Druid City Opera  May 2012

Instructor: Movement for the Stage - Two part workshop for the young artists including:

 

  • Introduction to Anne Bogart’s 9 Viewpoints

  • Decroux body Isolations 

TRAINING & EDUCATION

Conductors: Cris Frisco, Geoff McDonald, Benjamin Bayle, David Hanlon, Nicole Paiement, Christopher Franklin,

Nicholas Kraemer, Craig Kier, David Agler, Andrew Bisantz, Jim Lowe, Michael Christie, Jonathan Brandani, Kelly Kuo,

Kathleen Kelly

 

Viewpoints Master Class for Singers with Anne Bogart, SITI Company  December 2019

Viewpoints Master Class for Directors with Anne Bogart, SITI Company  April 2019

Resident Artist Program, Minnesota Opera  2015 - 2018

Young Artist Program, Opera Saratoga  2016, 2017

Young Artist Program, Pittsburgh Festival Opera (formerly Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh)  2014, 2015

Young Artist Program, Opera Steamboat (formerly Emerald City Opera)  2012, 2014

Doctorate of Musical Arts (Opera Direction), The University of Texas at Austin  2015

  • Doctoral Thesis: “It’s in the Music”: An introduction to Scene Study through Musical Analysis

International Physical Theatre Laboratory with Sergei Ostrenko, IUGTE, Malpis, Latvia 2009

Masters of Music (Vocal Pedagogy/Performance), The Ohio State University  2007

 

Bachelor of Music with high honors (Vocal Performance), University of Colorado at Boulder  2002

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Suzuki/Viewpoints

Meisner Technique

Basic Pass in Unarmed Combat by SAFD, 2016

Dalcroze Eurythmics

Mime/Pantomime

Acting Coach

LANGUAGES STUDIED

French (10 years)

German (5 years)

Spanish (5 years)

Italian (diction)

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