M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
Dan is an adaptive educator who connects individuals with the performing arts in a purposeful and practical way. An effusive and empathetic artist, Dan is trained in classical and contemporary theatre techniques for acting, directing, voice, movement, clown, text and scene analysis, dialects, devising, and musical theatre.
He has mentored more than 1,200+ students across the U.S. including New York, Texas, Alaska, and Florence, Italy. A highly analytical collaborator, Dan helps emerging artists discover their own unique voice.
Currently a lecturer at SUNY Fredonia where he teaches acting, directing, devising, Shakespeare and scene study. He has written and devised dozens of original works. At the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, he created a three-week program in devising theater. He has worked as a public and private educator at Interlochen Arts Camp, PLAY Theater, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, SUNY Sullivan, and Kean University.
As an artist, Dan has performed in hundreds of individual shows on international, national, and regional stages with companies like, Parallel 45, NACL, The Seattle Children’s Theater, The Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Interlochen Shakespeare, and The Weathervane Repertory Theatre. Dan is a certified Pilates Instructor and completed his Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.