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.
B.S., University of California, Davis -- Food ScienceM.S., University of California, Davis -- Food Science
Ann Dragich has tap danced in NYC from 2008-2020. There she is a
member of Cole Collective. She steps in company “Momentum” and
was featured in Rick Owens Spring 2014 Women’s show at Paris
Fashion Week. Ann has presented work in various shows around New
York city including the Emerging Choreographer’s Series curated
by Mare Nostrom Elements, Flamenco Certamen USA and Tony Waag’s
“Somthing’s Afoot,” and venues such as Symphony Space, the Bruno
Walter’s Auditorium at Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library and
La Guardia Performing Arts Center.
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. Founding member
Artists Laboratory Theatre and Breaker/Fixer Productions. Joseph
has trained with Sojourn Theatre and Double Edge Theatre.
University of California, Davis, B.A. in Dramatic Art and CommunicationSan Francisco State University, M.A., Drama
Janey Pintar is an actor, director, and educator of the theatre
arts with a background in movement including Suzuki. She received
an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre: Technical Production from
American River College, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dramatic Art
and Communication from UC Davis, and a Master of Arts degree in
Drama from San Francisco State University. Janey is also a
graduate of American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training
Congress. Her interests include the exploration of movement
systems and multicultural theatre practices.
Uppsala Universitet, B.A. Political ScienceNaropa University, M.F.A Theater: Contemporary Performance
Miriam Wolodarski is a performance maker, cultural worker, and
manager of The Berkeley Finnish Hall, an arts and community space
in Berkeley, California. Her stage work is an ongoing kinesthetic
and visual thought process, a balancing act between technique and
anarchy, between critical thinking and impulse to connect.
B.F.A., Cornish College of the Arts -- Theatre with emphasis on Original WorksGraduate, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Acting
J.R. Yancher (he/him) is a Canadian/American actor, director,
writer, and producer. In 2017 he co-founded Bike City Theater
Company (BCTC): a Northern California-based nonprofit focused on
bespoke educational theater for young audiences and the
sustainable development of original works. Yancher’s theaters of
employ have included Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Victory
Gardens, Pacific Conservatory Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Capital
Stage, Seattle Immersive Theater, Ten Chimneys, Catalyst: A
Theatre Think Tank, and Davis Shakespeare Festival, amongst