Program Faculty

Danielle Agami
Faculty, School of Theater
Movement
dagami@calarts.edu

Israeli-born Danielle Agami is a dance maker, filmmaker and founder of Ate9, an acclaimed contemporary dance company based in Los Angeles, CA that reimagines traditional boundaries of movement. Over the past nine years, she has created numerous works for Ate9, and collaborated with some of... Continue reading »

Mecca Andrews
Faculty, Movement
mandrews@calarts.edu

Mecca Vazie Andrews works in a variety of contexts within the arts and education. In 2007, she established mecca v.a & The MOVEMENT movement in an effort to explore experimental dance, sound, and theater techniques revolving around social practice, utilizing progressive movements as a... Continue reading »

Deborah Aquilla
Faculty
661-253-7853
E123O

After graduating from NYU's TISCH SCHOOL of the ARTS and THE STELLA ADLER CONSERVATORY, Deborah Aquila worked on the first two seasons of "MIAMI VICE" and several feature films including Michael Mann's "MAN HUNTER" and "THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE,” as an... Continue reading »

Marissa Chibás
Faculty, Acting
Director of Duende CalArts
mchibas@calarts.edu
661-291-3008
E108

Marissa Chibás is a writer, filmmaker, actor, recipient of a TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement, and a NewFilmakers LA filmmaker of the month award (September 2019). Marissa’s work was described by the New Yorker as “...impassioned and physically unstinting acting. We... Continue reading »

Jessica De Lima-Moran
Faculty, School of Theater
Movement
jdelimamoran@calarts.edu

Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran (AKA “Formanda Pavão) has been a capoeirista for 25 years, training and teaching under world-renowned master teacher, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles. When not working with Capoeira locally, Pavão travels extensively throughout the world, teaching... Continue reading »

Estela Garcia
Faculty, Movement
egarcia@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123O

A Los Angeles born native, Estela Garcia is an actress, movement coach, deviser, community engagement specialist, mask maker/performer, teacher and tinkerer of materials. She received her MFA from Dell'Arte in ensemble based physical theater and was a student of the late Mary Overlie,... Continue reading »

Mary Louise Gemmill
Faculty, School of Theater
Voice-Over
mgemmill@calarts.edu

Mary Louise (ML) was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She trained with The Lee Strasberg Institute and with Stella Adler in her invitation only Master Class. In 1984 she was selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Vassar Powerhouse Theatre Program in conjunction with The... Continue reading »

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