Anthony Nikolchev
Faculty, Movement

Anthony Nikolchev is a native Californian, an actor, writer and theatre maker whose work has been seen in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and abroad in London, Moscow, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, Armenia and extensively Poland. He is published as a playwright and theatre critic by Indie... Continue reading »

Daniel Passer

Daniel Passer creates work as a performer, writer and director.  For the past 12 years, Daniel has been a lead Clown and Comedy Conceptor for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Entertainment. He was the comedy and clown act designer for Cirque’s critically acclaimed “Zarkana”... Continue reading »

Jane Pickett
Writing for Performance

Jane Pickett is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. In 2008, she received her MFA in Writing for Performance from CalArts, and her play AUTOPILOT was featured in the Redcat NOW and Philadelphia and Edinburgh fringe festivals. In 2009, she directed her play SOMEONE IN FLORIDA LOVES ME, which... Continue reading »

Travis Preston
Dean, Head of Directing
Artistic Director, CalArts Center for New Performance

Travis Preston is Artistic Director of the CalArts Center for New Performance and Dean of the CalArts School of Theater. He directs theater and opera throughout the world. Most recently, he completed the world premiere of CalArts Center for New Performance’s Fantômas: Revenge of... Continue reading »

Steve Rankin
Faculty, Fight Choreography

Steve is an actor, fight director and director with 40 years of experience. Currently he is an adjunct professor at California Institute for the Arts. Professionally as a fight director he just returned from Berlin staging fights for a production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This July he will... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty