The department of Theatre & Dance offers studies leading to the
Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Art. See the Graduate Program section for detailed
information. Current MFA students are listed below.
Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis, B.A. Performing Art – Theater
Teresa Salas (she/her) is a performance
practitioner, teacher and mother from Chile. She has worked in
physical theater, dance and movement-based performances since
2005. Teresa worked five years in Italy at Grotowski’s
Workcenter, training in voice, movement and directing,
culminating in the opus The Living Room. She is a member
of the dance company Danza CIEC in Chile, and has participated as
a performer and creator in various experimental pieces both in
Chile and Europe.
Edward Talston-Jackson is a dual native of Hamburg, Germany
and Las Vegas, Nevada. Having studied music and dance, Mr.
Jackson graduated with a BFA from the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. After the University, he worked with various dance
companies as a soloist and guest artist. The latest of those
companies is the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Joseph Fletcher has worked as a director, content creator, stage
manager, producer, and arts administrator for over fifteen years.
He has worked Off Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Past
companies include Cirque Du Sole, The Walnut Street Theatre,
the National Tour of Chicago the Musical, The Signature
Theatre, Target Margin, and Riverside Theatre. He is founding
member of Artists Laboratory Theatre and Breaker/Fixer
Productions. Joseph has trained with Sojourn Theatre and Double