Nikki Hyde
Faculty, Stage Management

Nikki Hyde is a theater and opera stage manager. She is an ensemble member of Cornerstone Theater Company and a frequent stage manager at LA Opera. Recent credits include Highland Park is Here, Magic Fruit, California: The Tempest, Love on San Pedro (Cornerstone Theater Company), The Box... Continue reading »

Laurel Irene
Faculty, School of Theater

Laurel Irene, Los Angeles-based "astounding...downright superhuman" (LA Times) vocal artist and voice researcher, specializes in bringing new compositional works to life with vocal repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart to wacky, wild, and extreme sounds of the 21st century. With... Continue reading »

Mara Isaacs
Faculty, Producing

Mara Isaacs is a Tony® and Grammy® Award winning producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, an independent production company dedicated to fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national, and international audiences.  She has produced over 150... Continue reading »

Lars Jan
Faculty, Acting

Lars Jan is the son of emigres from Afghanistan and Poland. He is a director, writer, visual artist and the founder of Early Morning Opera, a genre-bending performance + art lab whose works explore emerging technologies, live audiences, and unclassifiable experience. His original works have been... Continue reading »

Mirjana Jokovic
Director of Performance; Head of MFA Acting

Mirjana Jokovic was born in Serbia, formerly a part of Yugoslavia. Mirjana started to work professionally as an actor in the movies and at the National Theater in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Soon, she was appearing in numerous television projects and as a lead at the National Theater. Three years... Continue reading »

Daniel Alexander Jones
Faculty, School of Theater
Producing Artist, CalArts Center for New Performance

Daniel Alexander Jones exemplifies the artist as energy worker. Daniel’s wildflower body of original work includes plays, performance pieces, recorded music, concerts, music theatre events, essays, and long-form improvisations. Energy is his true medium. He creates multi-dimensional... Continue reading »

Ron Cephas Jones
Faculty, School of Theater

Ron Cephas Jones is a prolific actor of both stage and screen. Most recently, he won his second Emmy Award for the NBC series This is Us. He is a frequent collaborator with LAByrinth Theater Company, and has extensive theatrical credits on/off Broadway and around the country.... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty