Faculty

Faculty


Alexis Caputo

Lecturer

axc585@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474


Anjane Cecilia Girwarr

Lecturer

acg63@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474


Bruce J Miller

Professor

bmiller@miami.edu

(305) 284-4128
Bruce Miller is a Professor of Acting in the Department of Theatre Arts. He is the author of six books on acting including The Scene Study Book, Actor's Alchemy, and The Actor as Storyteller. His more than 100 articles on acting appear regularly in Dramatics Magazine and Teaching...

Carolyn Marcell Elmore

Lecturer

c.elmore@miami.edu

(305) 284-6910
Carolyn Marcell earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. She taught voice at Marymount College for 13 years and at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA for 3 years. She also taught Musical Theatre classes at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC for 3 consecutive...

cfrancis C blackchild

Lecturer

ccf22@miami.edu

(305) 284-6910
cfrancis blackchild/Carlia Francis, lecturer in acting and directing, directs, performs, teaches, and writes for and about theatre. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri on acceptance of her dissertation, Preparing Birds to Fly: Lloyd Richards and the Actor. cfrancis also holds an MA in English with a...



Colleen Elizabeth Amaya

Lecturer

c.rydland@umiami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Constance McIntyre

Lecturer

c.mcintyre1@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Danielle Jolie Dale

Lecturer

djd142@miami.edu


Darren Patrick Blaney

Lecturer

d.blaney@miami.edu

(305) 284-5659
Currently a Lecturer at the University of Miami, Darren Patrick Blaney is a scholar and theater artist who previously taught theater history and practice at Pomona College and the University of California. He earned his Ph.D. in Dramatic Art with a graduate minor in Critical Theory at UC Davis, where he was awarded the Eugene Cota-Robles...

David N Williams

Senior Lecturer

dwilliams@miami.edu

(305) 284-5696
NDavid Williams is the co-founder and musical director of Music Theater Italy.  Mr. Williams is a well-known classical pianist and accompanist who has worked throughout this country and in Europe. He has performed with numerous ballet companies throughout the world and was host of his own morning Classical music radio show. His...

Geeta S. Dias

Lecturer

g.dias@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Gregory M. Brown

Senior Lecturer

g.brown2@miami.edu

(305) 284-4521
As music director, arranger, orchestrator and musician, Greg's credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee(Broadway, Chicago), Monty Python's Spamalot (1st Nat'l Tour),The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews (Internat'l Tour), Manhattan Theatre Club, The Atlantic Theater,...

James P. Birder

Lecturer

jbirder@miami.edu

(305) 284-4488
James P. Birder is a director and Equity stage manager (AEA) who has worked nationally and internationally in ballet, drama, modern dance, musicals, jazz, and rock 'n roll.  His New York credits include the tours of Mame, Nunsense, Man of La Mancha, For Colored...


Jennifer A Burke

Assoc. Professor

jburke@miami.edu

(305) 284-8394
Jennifer Burke's recent projects include performing at the Kennedy Center in the prize-winning, Jasper Lake by John Kuntz and serving as voice/accent coach for the New England premiere of David Hare's Stuff Happens. She received her MFA from Brandeis University and has worked in the greater Boston...

Joanna Marie Kaye

Lecturer

jmk237@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Judith Ann Bassing

Lecturer

j.bassing@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Julie Danao-Salkin

Lecturer

j.danaosalkin@miami.edu

As a performer, Julie Danao-Salkin was on Broadway for original company of Lennon, The Musical as Yoko) Standby/swing for Rent(Broadway Debut), and originated the company of Saturday Night Fever. Julie’s National Tours includes Miss Saigon (US/Ellen), Rent (Alexi Darling & Mimi...


Kristen N Sabo

Visiting Asst. Professor

kns71@miami.edu

(239) 216-3505

Laura Rikard

Asst. Professor

lxr637@miami.edu

LAURA RIKARD is an actress, director, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, and performance coach. She is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing, and Stage Movement at the University of Miami, Department of Theatre Arts. Previous to UM she was Visiting Professor of Acting and Stage Movement at Brown University...

Luisa M Molina

Lecturer

l.molina2@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Maha McCain

Senior Lecturer

mmccain@miami.edu

(305) 284-5657


Michael Bush

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice

mxb1530@miami.edu

Michael Bush directed the Off Broadway productions of Himself and Nora, Bikeman, Psycho Therapy, Cactus Flower, and Based on a Totally True Story. He was the co-creator of Leslie Uggams’ Uptown Downtown at the Pasadena Playhouse which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics...

Michiko Kitayama Skinner

Assoc. Professor

mkitayama@miami.edu

(305) 284-3384
MICHIKO KITAYAMA SKINNER - Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Michiko has been working in American Theater for over 20 years. She has designed both scenery and costumes for several regional theatres including Asolo Rep.Theatre and Florida Stage. She has also assisted renowned designers such as Martin Pakledinaz and Dana Granata on Broadway,...

Miles C Wilkin

Professor Prof. Practice

mcw101@miami.edu

Miles Wilkin, the Vice Chair of The John Gore Organization, is one of the leading innovators of the international entertainment industry, with over 30 years of experience. He provides the vision for Broadway Across America’s significant touring network and Broadway.com’s vast e-commerce network. Wilkin, an original founder of...

Nicola O Hara

Lecturer

n.ohara@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474

Pablo A. Souki

Senior Lecturer

psouki@miami.edu

(305) 284-3353
Pablo Souki is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where he was a founding member of the KST Project Theater Company. He got a degree in Electronics Engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, before realizing he was making a mistake and that he should go into technical theater instead. He was Production...

Rome Saladino

Lecturer

j.saladino@miami.edu

(305) 284-5677

Ruth Felix

Lecturer

r.felix@miami.edu

(305) 284-4474


Stephen Anthony Di Benedetto

Assoc. Professor
Chair, Executive Director, and Associate Professor of Theatre History and Theory

sdibenedetto@miami.edu

(305) 284-5669
Stephen Di Benedetto is currently the Chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts, Executive Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, and Associate Professor of Theatre History at the University of Miami. Additionally, he is a Performance + Design Series Editor (Bloomsbury) and an Associate Editor (drama, dance, Performance)...


Timothy Ellis

Lecturer

txe129@miami.edu

Timothy appeared on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun (U/S, Tommy Keeler), with Bernadette Peters.  He was also a cast member of the national tours of Show Boat (Swing and U/S, Frank) and Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (U/S, Melvin P. Thorpe), as well as a European tour...