Education: B.F.A., Shandong College of Arts, China (Acting); M.F.A., University of Arizona (Costume Design)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: During her 20+ years teaching here, Professor Zhao designed costumes or supervised student costume designers for more than 60 productions. She also designed for Geva Theatre Center, Rochester City Ballet, and other local theatres. Before coming to the US, she taught acting and makeup at Shandong College of Arts and starred in movies, TV movies, and hosted many TV programs.
Education: B.A., Acadia University (English Literature, Theater Concentration); M.A., University of Maine (Theater); Ph.D., Louisiana Sate University (Theater)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: Solo performance, performance art, community theater, semiotics, and dramaturgy.
Dr. Ames is a member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild with ten years experience as an actor in New York, having appeared in off-off and off-Broadway work, as well as in commercials and on TV shows. He has appeared in several readings at Geva Theater Center and directs both at Nazareth and throughout the Northeast.
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.
Education: M.F.A., The College at Brockport
Teaching and Artistic Interests: In addition to her responsibilities at Nazareth, Roffe actively performs, choreographs, and guest teaches. In the future, she would like to research, write, and publish her work about dance. She also has performed nationally and internationally with Garth Fagan Dance Company, Bill Evans Dance Company, and Assemblage Dance. She has been a collaborating director, performer, and choreographer with Rochester’s critically acclaimed FuturPointe Dance Company since 2009.
Education: B.S.,Minnesota State University, Mankato and Simpson College; M.F.A, Minnesota State University, Mankat
Education: B.S., Nazareth College (Music Education); Graduate study, Eastman School of Music, SUNY Geneseo, Carnegie Hall Studios, NYC
Experience: New York and Tour credits include Broadway: Boy From Oz, National Tour: Annie, Five Guys Named Moe, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and Spamolot. Off Broadway: original arranger/musical director for Menopause, The Musical and Rodgers and Hammerstein Library's Sophisticated Ladies for Inside Broadway. Corinne is resident Musical Director at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and a member of The Dramatists’ Guild, ASCAP, and the America Federation of Musicians Local 802. Composer/lyricist for Treasure Island, a musical premiered at Arkansas Repertory Theatre and The Littlest Witch, published and licensed by Stage Rights LLC. Past credits: adjunct at SUNY Cortland, musical director at Geva Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and Florida Studio Theatre.
Education: D.M.A., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Eastman School of Music; B.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Teaching and Artistic Interests: Applied piano, music theory, aural skills, collaborative pianist.