UNCSA welcomes 28 new school members, together with a number of alumni, for the 2021-22 faculty
yr, Government Vice Chancellor and Provost Patrick J. Sims has introduced.
“It takes a particular breed of educator to coach and mentor the extremely inventive
college students who enroll at UNCSA,” mentioned Sims. “We’re dedicated to discovering a various group
of instructors who should not solely enthusiastic about their craft or their self-discipline,
however are uniquely suited to partaking with our extraordinary college students. This yr’s class
of recent school has demonstrated its dedication to schooling and the humanities. We’re excited
to see how college students will flourish and develop beneath their management.”
The brand new school embrace:
Alumna Clara Abernethy Ortega (M.F.A. Design and Manufacturing ’18) is instructing wig and makeup design. She has expertise in theatrical wigs and make-up at Williamstown Theater Pageant,
the Kids’s Theater of Charlotte and Utah Pageant Opera and Musical Theatre. She
has additionally labored as a nonsurgical hair alternative and hair add specialist in Hickory
and Charlotte. Ortega has a bachelor’s diploma in graphic design and digital imaging
from Excessive Level College and a cosmetology license from the AVEDA Institute in Charlotte.
Tamara Akinbo is instructing Spanish. She beforehand taught at North Carolina Governor’s
Faculty for 5 summers; at space faculties together with Mount Tabor Excessive Faculty, Reynolds
Excessive Faculty, Parkland Excessive Faculty, Wiley Center Faculty, Jefferson Center Faculty, Wake
Forest College, Winston-Salem State College, North Carolina A&T State College
and Forsyth Technical Neighborhood School; and at faculties in Jamaica, New York, and
Roanoke, Virginia. She has a Grasp of Arts in schooling from Wake Forest College
and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Winston-Salem State. Akinbo spent
5 months in Querétaro, México, finding out language, historical past, literature and tradition
at Tec de Monterrey whereas residing with a local household.
Alumna Maggie Anderson (Excessive Faculty Drama ’92) is directing the High School Drama Program. Since 2013, she has been affiliate professor of musical theater and director of
motion at Temple College, the place she acquired an excellence in instructing award.
She has additionally taught on the School of New Jersey, McCarter Theatre, Wagner School
and New York College’s Tisch Faculty of the Arts. Anderson has directed and choreographed
productions at Temple Theater, Villanova Theatre, Drexel College and plenty of regional
theaters. As an actor, she has appeared in regional theater productions, movie and
tv roles, and commercials. She has an M.F.A. in musical theater from Cincinnati
School-Conservatory of Music and a B.F.A. in music theater from Elon College.
Trevor Anderson, Faculty of Design and Manufacturing
Trevor Anderson will educate theatrical manufacturing. He has been store steward and supervisor
in Design and Manufacturing since 2019. He was beforehand technical director for the
Division of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest College for 16 years, which included
supervising technical elements for productions of the Nationwide Black Theater Pageant
held in Wake Forest services. Anderson has additionally labored as a theater technician specialist
with Dudley Theatrical and held varied positions with Seaside Music Theater in Daytona
Seashore, Florida, and Chamber Theatre Productions in Boston. He has a Bachelor of Arts
in theater design and manufacturing from Lynchburg School in Virginia.
Benjamin Atherholt is instructing bassoon. He’s the director of NOLA Chamber Fest and the music coordinator for Lyrica Baroque,
each in New Orleans. He’s additionally the contrabassoonist and assistant principal bassoonist
of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. In the summertime he serves because the contrabassoonist
with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in New York. For 13 years Atherholt was teacher
of bassoon at Tulane College, and continuously teaches as a featured visitor artist
in grasp courses and residencies throughout the nation. He holds a Bachelor of Music
in efficiency and composition from Oberlin Conservatory, finding out beneath the tutelage
of George Sakakeeny and Jeffrey Mumford.
Christopher Burris, Faculty of Drama
Christopher Burris is instructing acting and directing. Burris has an intensive resume as an expert actor in theater, movie, tv
and voice-over, and as a director in each skilled and college theater. He
has taught at Tempo College, New York College, College of California San Diego
and LaGuardia Neighborhood School. He has additionally taught on the Atlantic Theater Performing
Faculty in New York. He’s a member of Stage Administrators and Choreographers Society,
Actors’ Fairness Affiliation and the Display screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Tv
and Radio Artists. He has served on the Drama League’s nominating committee and administrators
council, and the nominating committee for the Kilroys’ Record, which honors new performs
that have been canceled, postponed or closed early as a result of COVID-19, and have been written by
ladies, transgender and nonbinary writers. Burris has a Bachelor of Arts from the College
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.F.A. in performing from the College of California
San Diego. He’ll direct “Passing Unusual” for the Faculty of Drama in March 2022.
Fayth Caruso, Faculty of Drama
Alumna Fayth Caruso (Excessive Faculty Dance ’04, B.F.A. Dance ’07) is instructing ballet for
actors. She holds an M.F.A. from Hollins College in collaboration with the American
Dance Pageant and the Frankfurt College of Music and Performing Arts and The Forsythe
Firm, each in Germany. Caruso has danced and choreographed professionally for varied
festivals, concert events, music movies, theater productions, and dance firms in New
York, Chicago and internationally. She was awarded the UNCSA Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln
Heart Institute, the place she pursued alternatives in instructing and in addition choreographed
and carried out quite a few revolutionary authentic works. She is schooling director for bellicon
usa, a world health firm specializing in mini trampolines and a co-founder
of bellicon House, a world on-line video health platform.
Ilana Coleman is instructing undergraduate producing. She is a Mexican-U.S. director, cinematographer, producer, author and editor who
was named one in all Filmmaker Journal’s “25 New Faces of Unbiased Movie in 2017.”
She acquired her M.F.A. in movie directing from the California Institute of the Arts
and gained the Jovenes Creadores scholarship given by the Mexican Nationwide Fund for Tradition
and Arts. Her feature-length directorial debut, “The Stock,” has acquired assist
from Sundance Institute, Discipline of Imaginative and prescient and Ibermedia. Coleman’s directorial work
has screened in Morelia, Guanajuato and Fantasia worldwide movie festivals, and
at REDCAT Worldwide Kids’s Movie Pageant. In 2020, she was an invited producer
to the Rotterdam Lab, the place she represented Sin Sitio Cine, a collective she co-founded
that’s based mostly in each Mexico and the U.S. as a champion for filmmakers working inside
their very own communities.
Molly Doan, Faculty of Design & Manufacturing
Molly Doan is instructing costume design. She is at present costume assortment supervisor at UNCSA. She has designed costumes
for Cincinnati School Conservatory of Music, together with a manufacturing on the Spoleto
Pageant in Spoleto, Italy, and for Barter Gamers and Barter Theatre Stage II. She
has designed and fabricated prosthetics and make-up for Barter Theatre, Hartford Stage
and the pilot of fantasy/journey sequence “The Witch and the Warden.” She was additionally
the manufacturing designer and idea artist for “The Witch and the Warden.” Doan has
a B.F.A. in costume design and expertise from Cincinnati School-Conservatory of
Kelly Donnellan, Faculty of Filmmaking
Alumna Kelly Donnellan (B.F.A. Movie ’00) is instructing picture editing. She is an award-winning documentary editor and director who has edited two function
documentaries and greater than 50 brief movies, together with the 2012 Pupil Academy Award
Silver Medal documentary “Dying Inexperienced.” Her editorial work will be seen on a number of
brief documentaries for the Favourite Poem Undertaking, Chicago, sponsored by the Nationwide
Poetry Basis. She edited the award-winning brief documentary “I Throw Rocks!”
and her directorial effort, “I is One other,” earned her recognition because the “Finest Feminine
Director-Lady to Watch” from the Underexposed Movie Pageant in 2013. Donnellan has
an M.F.A. in movie and digital media from American College. She has taught at
American College, the College of Maryland at Shady Grove and the College
David Dunlap, Faculty of Filmmaking
David Dunlap will educate cinematography. He has labored extensively in tv and movie, with credit that embrace “Home
of Playing cards,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Royal Pains,” “Gossip Lady,” “Lipstick Jungle,”
“The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Annie,” “Air Drive One,” “Boys on the Aspect,” “A Lovely
Thoughts,” “Forrest Gump,” “Julie and Julia,” “Goodfellas” and “Males in Black.” He has
additionally labored on commercials for the Olive Backyard, Glaxo Smith Kline, Kimberly Clark,
Publix, Verizon, Lifeline and Marie Callender. Dunlap labored on the documentary “Play
On John: A Life In Music” for the Smithsonian Channel and on the Jamie Cullum music
video “Excessive & Dry.” He has a B.F.A. in movie from Philadelphia School of Artwork (now
College of the Arts).
Doug Griffith, Faculty of Design and Manufacturing
Doug Griffith is helming the brand new animatronics graduate program. He has greater than three many years of expertise with Walt Disney Imagineering
in Glendale, California, and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the place he supplied animation,
present idea design, character improvement, and animation design and path for
fashionable characters situated at Disney theme parks world wide. He additionally produced
instructional supplies for Disney’s trademarked type of robotic animation, explaining
the foundational ideas of artwork kind, utilized methods and finest practices. Griffith
studied character animation and movie on a full Disney Scholarship at California Institute
of the Arts and industrial and superb artwork at Shepherd College.
Brent Harvey, Faculty of Music
Blease Harvey is instructing tuba and euphonium. He has a Physician of Musical Arts and a Grasp of Music from the College of North
Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) and a Bachelor of Music from the College of Minnesota.
For 10 years he has been affiliate professor of low brass and music idea at Winston-Salem
State College, and has additionally taught at Wake Forest College, Pfeiffer College,
UNCG, and North Carolina A&T State College. Harvey has carried out professionally
with symphony orchestras within the North Carolina cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro,
Durham, Salisbury and Fayetteville, and orchestras in Norfolk, Virginia, and Charleston,
South Carolina. He has carried out extensively as a chamber musician; with jazz bands,
brass bands and wind symphonies; and as a soloist.
Keith Hobgood, Faculty of Filmmaking
Keith Hobgood will educate animation. He has 17 years of expertise creating animation and graphic design for Out of Our
Minds Animation Studio. He was nominated for an animation award for “Expensive, Candy Emma”
by the British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts and gained Finest Unbiased Animation
from the Hollywood Movie Pageant for “The Magistical.” He has a B.F.A. in communication
arts from East Carolina College.
Samone Jacobs, Faculty of Design and Manufacturing
Alumna Samone Jacobs (B.F.A. D&P ’19) will educate wig and make-up design. She has labored
professionally with Wig Maker Associates, Christaline Studios, Charles LePointe Wig
Studio, and Hero Hair, engaged on Broadway productions together with Disney’s “Aladdin,”
“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Instances of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hamilton”
and “Spongebob Musical”; excursions for “Hamilton” and the “Donna Summer season Musical” tour;
and movie and tv initiatives together with “Loud Home: A Very Loud Christmas” and
“Dispatches From Elsewhere.” Whereas at UNCSA she was supervisor of the Wig and Make-up
Store for 2 years.
Alumnus Tyler Kinnear (B.M. ’07) is instructing humanities. He has a grasp’s diploma
from the College of Oregon and a Ph.D. from the College of British Columbia,
each in musicology. Kinnear has taught at Western Carolina College, the College
of Oregon and the College of British Columbia. He was co-curator of a sound-based
exhibition, “Resounding Change: Sonic Artwork and the Surroundings,” on the Western Carolina
College Wonderful Arts Museum and is principal investigator for the Sonic Histories
Undertaking to domesticate consciousness of former Cherokee Indian and African American settlements
on what’s now the campus of Western Carolina College.
Alumnus Ashley Lindsey (Arts Diploma, Dance ’07) has been director of the Summer Dance program at UNCSA for 2 years. He has been a member of the Limón Dance firm,
Lar Lubovitch Dance Firm, Helen Simoneau Dance and Jessica Gaynor Dance Firm
and has carried out all through the USA, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary,
China and Mexico. Lindsey carried out within the movie “Bolden” and has appeared in music
movies and commercials for Goal, ESPN, Skype and Dental Works. As a choreographer
he has created works for UNCSA, UNC-Greensboro and quite a few dance firms all through
the USA and Bermuda. In 2012, he based Ashley Lindsey Dance, a recent
dance firm that has carried out in varied festivals in New York Metropolis. He has taught
as a visitor artist at UNCSA and with Jose Limon Dance Basis, New York Metropolis Dance
Alliance and Joffrey Ballet summer time intensives. He has led grasp courses at Duke College,
American Dance Pageant (Samuel H. Scripps Studio), Steps On Broadway and Elon College.
He’ll premiere a brand new work at Fall Dance, which opens Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Ryan Mulder, Faculty of Filmmaking
Alumnus Ryan Mulder (M.F.A. Movie Music Composition ’20) is instructing movie music composition.
He has a B.A. summa cum laude in music, jazz research and music expertise from the
College of North Carolina-Wilmington. He has composed the scores for the unbiased
horror comedy movie “All Monsters Are British” and for the UNCSA pupil movies “Supply,”
“Misplaced within the Pink Snow,” “Love Backyard,” “Laying Down the Legislation,” “Commencement Day,” “Blues
and Hues,” “Do You Bear in mind,” “Points” and “The Final Time.” He carried out on the accordion
with the UNCSA Wind Ensemble and on the saxophone with the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble. He
is co-owner of Scoring Winston-Salem, which offers recording and mixing companies
for media initiatives and contract musicians for recording periods.
Bailey Pittenger, Excessive Faculty Educational Program
Bailey Pittenger is instructing English senior seminars. She has a Ph.D. in literary
arts and inventive writing from the College of Denver, an M.F.A. in inventive writing
from the College of Notre Dame, and an M.A. and B.A. with honors in English, each
from Wake Forest College. She has beforehand taught on the College of Denver
and the College of Notre Dame, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and as a instructing intern
at Wake Forest College. She is co-founder of Triad Abolition Undertaking, a grassroots
group in Winston-Salem.
Evan Richey, Faculty of Filmmaking
Alumnus Evan Richey (Excessive Faculty Music ’82, B.M. ’84) will educate movie music composition.
He’s the proprietor of Ovation Sound, the place he produces and engineers recordings and composes
music for audio and audiovisual media. He has composed music and designed sound for
Telly, Addy and Emmy award-winning initiatives. Richey has beforehand taught cello at
Salem School and cello and music manufacturing and recording at Wake Forest College.
He was assistant principal cellist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and operations
coordinator at public radio station WFDD. He has an undergraduate diploma in cello
efficiency from The Juilliard Faculty.
Natalie Rogers, Excessive Faculty Educational Program
Natalie Rogers is instructing superior placement English literature and composition and
English senior seminar. She has a Ph.D. in English and inventive writing from the College
of Denver, an M.F.A. in inventive writing from Syracuse College and a B.A. in English
literature from Reed School in Oregon. Rogers’ instructing expertise contains Utah
State College, the College of Denver, Metropolis College and Chinese language College
of Hong Kong, Syracuse College, and Cleveland Humanities Magnet Faculty in Reseda,
Benjamin Roidl-Ward, Faculty of Music
Benjamin Roidl-Ward is instructing bassoon. He has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle
Symphony and the Oberlin Up to date Music Ensemble, together with a number of regional
orchestras all through the USA. He has carried out with the Worldwide Up to date
Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Chicago Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic,
and has appeared on the Principally Mozart, Ravinia, Lucerne, Tanglewood, Spoleto and Banff
festivals. A 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Classical Music, Roidl-Ward is a member of the
Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has a Physician of Musical Arts from Northwestern College,
a Grasp of Music from Rice College and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin School
and Conservatory, all in bassoon efficiency. His instructing expertise contains the
College of Northern Iowa and North Carolina Governor’s Faculty.
Jessica Singerman, Faculty of Design and Manufacturing
Jessica Singerman is instructing colour and design. She is an award-winning artist with
solo exhibitions on the Sawtooth Heart in Winston-Salem, Greenhill Heart for North
Carolina Artwork in Greensboro and Consideration Gallery in Durham. Her works are held in
non-public collections in the USA, France and Australia. Singerman has an M.F.A
in portray from the College of Delaware and a B.A. magna cum laude in studio artwork
from the School of William and Mary. She additionally studied on the Parsons Paris Faculty
of Design. She has taught beforehand at Rowan-Cabarrus Neighborhood School, Cornelius
Artwork Heart (North Carolina) and the College of Delaware.
Frazier Smith, Faculty of Filmmaking
Alumnus Frazier Smith (M.F.A. Movie Music Composition ’20) is instructing movie music composition.
He has a B.F.A. in arts administration from Piedmont School and works as a composer
for visible media together with movies, video video games and tv. Smith has composed scores
for the brief movies “Gone However Forgotten,” “Blue Bison,” “Stick with Handbook,” “Supply,”
“Love Backyard,” Logged On” and “Renaldo,” and the podcast “Improvisers.”
James Suttles, Faculty of Filmmaking
James Suttles will educate cinematography. He has 15 years of expertise as a producer,
director and cinematographer for movie, tv and multimedia initiatives. Function
movie credit embrace “Shifting Gears,” “Hurry Scurry,” “Touched by Grace,” “Alone
But Not Alone,” “For the Glory,” “Hero,” “Pink Grime Rising,” “A Dance for Bethany”
and “Radomcity,” and two documentaries, “Three Cultures of Appalachia” and “Ladies
of These Hills.” Suttles is co-owner of Cine Foundry, which offers manufacturing companies
together with digicam, grip, electrical and lighting rental for the movement image business.
He served on the board of administrators of Native Intelligence, a movie, music and audio
e-book advertising and marketing and distribution firm.
Brandon White, Faculty of Filmmaking
Alumnus Brandon White (B.F.A. Movie ’13) is instructing screenwriting. He has written 5 feature-length screenplays and one novel. He’s a Slack moderator
for Treehouse Inc., a web-based expertise faculty, and has labored as unit manufacturing
supervisor for Heads Up Movie. White additionally has an affiliate’s diploma in enterprise administration
from Guilford Technical Neighborhood School.
Katherine Wiley is instructing humanities. She is a violinist with the Winston-Salem
Symphony and is director and teacher with the Piedmont Suzuki Studio. She has additionally
taught on the Indiana College Faculty of Music and Peabody Preparatory of Johns
Hopkins College, and has been a visitor lecturer at Wake Forest College and UNCSA.
Wiley is founder and director of Blue Ridge Music Camp in Orkney Springs, Virginia.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in music from Oberlin School in Ohio and a Grasp of Music
in pedagogy and efficiency from East Carolina College. She is a licensed Koru
Mindfulness trainer. She additionally accomplished a Mindfulness Primarily based Stress Discount program
at Brown College.
Kim Zubick, Faculty of Filmmaking
Kim Zubick will educate inventive producing within the graduate program. Along with her manufacturing
firm, Zubick Movies, she has launched “TOGO” for Disney Plus and “The Zookeeper’s
Spouse” for Focus Options. She was the president of manufacturing for Tollin Productions
(“Inexperienced Wave,” “Completely happy Camper” and “Crossover”) and for the Robert Simonds Firm
(“I Dream of Jeannie,” “Pink Panther 2,” “License to Wed” and “Yours, Mine and Ours”).
As vp of MGM Studios, her initiatives included “Thelma and Louise,” “The
Russia Home,” “Shattered,” “Not With out My Daughter,” “The Vagrant” and “Undercover
Blues.” She has a Grasp of Arts in scientific psychology from Antioch College and
a Bachelor of Arts with a triple main in worldwide relations, French and German,
from Mount Holyoke School.
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