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Resident Costume Designer

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Erin Pennebaker


Guest Artist

Dance, Choreography, Direction


All Academy faculty are working professionals in the theatre and/or film industry

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Tom Fulton

Dan Hendrock

Founder, Artistic Director

Acting, Sensory, Shakespeare,

Comic Technique, Chekhov,

Business of Theatre, Director

Theatre Instructor

Acting, Voice, Movement, Director,
Chekhov Technique
Musical Theatre, Theater Business

Ben Needham

Managing Director

Director of Technical Theatre
Film Instructor, Producer
Manager of Theatre Arts Wing

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April Rock
Guest Artist
Costume Instructor
Costume Designer

Yesenia Real

Derdriu Ring

Production Stage Manager
Student Liaison

Tech Theatre Instructor,

Office Manager

Guest Artist
VOICE for the Stage,  Audition,

Academy for the Performing Arts    *    400 East Washington Street    *    Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022    *     *     440-247-2072 x4393

Staff:  Tom Fulton: Artistic Director     *    Ben Needham:  Designer, Tech Theatre, Theatre Manager    *    Dan Hendrock: Director, Acting, Voice, Movement Instructor

Nora Dlugo:  Technical Director     *    Yesenia Real: Production Stage Manager, Student Liaison, Office Manager    

Guest Artists:  Mitchell Fields: Director, Film, Acting Instructor     *   Derdriu Ring:  Acting, Voice, Movement Instructor     

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