Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Executive Director

Jennifer M. Holmes, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in arts education.

Contracts Coordinator

David Biondi is the Contracts Coordinator for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University.

Omar Gómez
Academic Advisor

Omar Gómez is the Academic Advisor for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University.

Assistant Director of Finance & Facilities • Production Manager\

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Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator

Associate Director of Enrollment & Incoming Advisor

Acting for Non-Majors

Director of Academics

Acting - Performing Arts General

Full-time Faculty

Cacheiro

Jorge Luis Cacheiro has been a leading university theater innovator for almost two decades.

Lecturer - BA Acting and Directing 
 

Jazz, Fundamentals of Music - Music

Jazz, Jazz Dance Pedagogy, Dance History - BFA Commercial Dance

Ballet, Theater Dance, Partnering, Commercial Dance Lab, Partnering Lab - BFA Commercial Dance

Adrienne Kapstein

Performance Ensemble, Acting - BA Acting & BA Directing

Head of BFA Production & Design for Stage & ScreenFundamentals of Design.

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Associate Professor

Nidra Sous la Terre, formerly Nedra McClyde, holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School.  New York credits incl

Acting - BFA Acting

JV Mercanti

Acting - BFA Musical Theater

Jazz, Commercial Dance Lab, Advanced Choreography - BFA Commercial Dance

Voice and Speech - BFA Acting

Alexander Tom

Interim Associate Program Head of BFA Musical Theater, Professor, Head of Music

Nora Woolley

Lecturer- BA Acting and Directing

Stage Management - BA Stage Management

Adjuncts

Acting for the Non-Performing - Performing Arts General

The Industry of Film/TV Acting - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs,

Acting for TV and Film - BFA Musical Theater

Ballet, Current Dance in New York - BFA Musical Theater & Performing Arts General

Acting for Film and TV - BFA Acting

Improvisation - BFA Acting

Dance Styles - BFA Musical Theater

Directing - BFA Acting

Commercial Acting - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commercials

Self Scripting, Back to Basics

Contemporary, Jazz - BFA Commercial Dance

Senior Showcase - BFA Musical Theater

Movement - BFA Acting

Ballet - BFA Commercial Dance

Davila

Diana Dávila (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of

Musical Theater Scene Study - BFA Musical Theater

ERIN DILLY

Acting for the Musical Stage - BFA Acting

Verse for the Stage, Evolution of the Spoken Word, Performing Poetry - Performing Arts General

Theater of the Oppressed - Performing Arts General

Ballet, Partnering - BFA Commercial Dance & BFA Musical Theater

Movement - BA International Performance Ensemble

Individualized Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Commercial Acting, Acting, Commedia Dell’arte - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commerc

Directing - BA Directing (International Performance Ensemble)

Rock & Contemporary Culture, How the Entertainment Industry Works - Music

Vocal Production - BFA Acting

Jazz, Choreography, Contemporary - BFA Commercial Dance

Tap Dance, Jazz - BFA Commercial Dance & BFA Musical Theater

Theater History, World Theatre - BFA Acting & Performing Arts General

Vocal Production - Acting Shakespeare - Introduction to Theatre

Script Analysis, Advanced Play Structure & Style - BA International Performance Ensemble

Pace LA Acting Experience - BFA Acting

Individualized Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Light and Sound for Dance, Fundamentals: Sound and Story- BFA Production & Design for Stage & Scr

Nancy Lemenager

On Broadway Nancy has starred as Velma in Chicago the Musical, Brenda in the Billy Joel Twyla Tharp Tony winning, Mov

Preparing the Actor for the Digital World (Los Angeles) - BFA Acting

Ashley Marinaccio

Ashley "Ash" Marinaccio is a theatre artist, filmmaker, and scholar who creates work to challenge the status quo.

Core Strengthening for Dancers, Body Awareness - BFA Commercial Dance

Jazz - BFA Musical Theater

Movement - BFA Acting

Acting - BFA Acting

Theater History - BA Acting & Directing (International Performance Ensemble)

Physical Prep - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commercials

Acting for Non-Majors

How the Entertainment Industry Works - Music

Ballet - BFA Commercial Dance

Acting - Performing Arts General

Vocal Production - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commercials

Visual Storytelling - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commercials

Playwriting - Performing Arts General

Contemporary - BFA Commercial Dance

Alexander Technique - BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs, and Commercials

Yokko

Yoshiko Usami Sienkiewicz (AKA Yokko) is an actor, Butoh artist, theatre maker, choreographer, and movement instructo

Hip Hop - BFA Commercial Dance

Justin is a New York City based scenic, projection, and graphic designer.

Individualized Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Ballet - BFA Commercial Dance

Lighting Design for Film & TV - BFA Production & Design for Stage & Screen

Individual Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Kelby Brown

Somatic Practices for Dancers - Commercial Dance

Ginger Cox

Jazz, Anatomy for Dancers, Current Dance in New York - BFA Commercial Dance & Performing Arts General

Holly Evans

Ballet, Modern Dance - BFA Commercial Dance

Matthew Bonifacio

Acting for Film and TV II and III - BFA Acting
 

Margot Bordelon

Acting - BFA Acting

Michael G. Chin

Stage Combat - BFA Acting

deWit

Benita de Wit is a New York-based Australian director of live and digital projects.

Julianna Gelinas

Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio is an award-winning producer, screenwriter, and actress.

Jamibeth Margolis

Showcase - BFA Acting

Voice Over Technique - BFA Acting

Acting for Musical Theatre - BFA Musical Theatre

April M. Bartlett

Fundamentals of Scenery Stagecraft

Drafting, Lighting and Sound for Dance - BFA Production & Design for Stage & Screen

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BFA Production & Design for Stage & Screen

Ian

Production Technology

Fundamentals of Costume Design, Costume Design, Industry for Production & Design - BFA Productiong &a

David Shocket is an NYC-based lighting designer and associate lighting designer, who works extensive

Chris Citera

Chris Citera is an NYC-based actor, singer, and voice teacher.

Individualized Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Patrick Goodwin

Pat began his career in casting in 2006 after graduating from Drew University with a double major in Theatre Arts and

Joynt

Accents - Musical Theater BFA

Eric Price

Musical Theatre History & Repertoire

Peter Thoresen

Individual Voice Lessons - BFA Musical Theater

Acting for Musical Theatre - BFA Musical Theatre

deWit

Benita de Wit is a New York-based Australian director of live and digital projects.

Madeline Hoak

Madeline Hoak is an artist and academic who creates with, through, and about circus.

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks is the Artistic Director of The Drama League of New York, and a founder of the award-winning p

Kathryn McKee Silver

Kathryn has stage managed theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regionally and in the Academic realm since graduating co

sugarman

David Sugarman has been an NYC-based stage manager for more than 25 years.

Matthew Bonifacio

Acting for Film and TV II and III - BFA Acting
 

Desai

Pre-pandemic, Angel’s most recent TV work had included recurring roles on “NCIS: NOLA”, “For Life” and “Jessica Jones

Neil D’Astolfo

Neil D’Astolfo (he/him) is a New York-based actor, comedian and writer.

Julianna Gelinas

Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio is an award-winning producer, screenwriter, and actress.

Maria Hubbard

Maria has been an adjunct with FTVC since 2018, teaching seniors how to transition into life as a working actor.

Movement FTVC

Shannon is a California-born actor and educator who has been living and working in New York City for nearly a decade.