Anthony Nikolchev
Faculty, Movement
anikolchev@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E311

Anthony Nikolchev grew up in California’s Bay Area, cut his teeth in Central Europe, and holds a dual degree in theater and something like bioethics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He's an actor, writer, director for theater, film and experiential movement performance,... Continue reading »

Daniel Passer
Faculty, Acting
Associate Director of Performance
dpasser@calarts.edu
661-253-2739
E109

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 »

Elizabeth Pickens
Faculty
epickens@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018).  Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by the... Continue reading »

Jane Pickett
Faculty, Writing for Performance
jpickett@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

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
tpreston@calarts.edu
661-222-2773
E123-X

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 the... Continue reading »

Kelsey Rainwater
Faculty, School of Theater
Stage Management
krainwater@calarts.edu

Kelsey is an actress based out of the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape people, or today’s Hudson County. Kelsey is a Faculty Lecturer in Acting and Stage Management at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and is one of the faculty Intimacy and Fight Director’s. She is a Fight... Continue reading »

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