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Tara Brandel
MFA, Dramatic Art

Tara Brandel is an Irish choreographer, contemporary dancer, aerialist, and contact improviser, and has been choreographing extensively since 1990. 

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Kevin Dockery
M.F.A., Dramatic Art

Kevin Dockery is a physical thinker, mover, musician, writer and nature historian who uses performance to explore ideas of self, place, and fit in the cultural labyrinth that overlays our experience of life.

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Slater Penney
M.F.A., Dramatic Art

Slater Penney has won an Emmy, appeared on TEDx, and successfully toured locally and internationally.

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Lena Polzonetti
M.F.A., Dramatic Art

Lena Polzonetti is a dancer, choreographer, and dance educator.  She has performed professionally in ballet and modern dance companies, including the Ithaca Ballet, alban elved dance company, Danza Tersicore, and Fischerdance, among others.  From 2006 to 2017 she coordinated and taught in the magnet dance program at Clay High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in South Bend, Indiana.  

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Joseph Schupbach
M.F.A., Dramatic Art, 2019

Joseph Schupbach is a director, deviser, and playwright. Joseph has been a company member of Barrel of Monkeys since 2007 and served as Artistic Director 2014-2017.

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