Program Faculty

Deborah Aquilla
Faculty
661-253-7853
E123-O

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 associate. Her independent... Continue reading »

Julie Bour
Faculty
jbour@calarts.edu
661-253-7898
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Julie Bour (Contemporary Technique, Composition) Julie Bour is a native french choreographer settled in the USA since 2002. She creates works for her project-based company as well as for renowned repertory companies such as Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 10 Hairy Legs or Joffrey Concert group.... Continue reading »

Marissa Chibas
Faculty, Acting
Director of Duende CalArts, CalArts Center for New Performance
mchibas@calarts.edu
661-291-3008
E108

Marissa Chibas is a writer, performer, filmmaker and recipient of the TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement.  Her solo show Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, which premiered at REDCAT, has toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. Marissa has acted in over 50 productions on and... Continue reading »

Heather Ehlers
Faculty, Movement
hehlers@calarts.edu
661-291-3020
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Heather Ehlers has been a professional actress for over 30 years. She appeared on Broadway in Born Yesterday, and in The Manson Family at Lincoln Center. She starred Off-Broadway in Paradise for the Worried, Educating Rita, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Other theatre credits include: The Clean... Continue reading »

Estela Garcia
Faculty, Movement
egarcia@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

Estela Garcia A Los Angeles born native, Estela Garcia is an actress, movement coach, deviser, community engagement specialist, mask maker/performer, and teacher. She is Movement Faculty at CalArts, as well as a Community Liaison for CTG, and faculty at SCR.  As an actress, Estela is best... Continue reading »

Mary Louise Gemmill
Voice-Over
mgemmill@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
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ML Gemmill Mary Louise (ML) was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. At a young age, 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... Continue reading »

Lars Jan
Faculty, Acting
ljan@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E108

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 »

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