Program Faculty

Deborah Aquilla

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 »

Dwight Bacquie
Voice, Speech
661-222-2739 x3

Dwight Bacquie is an actor and Speech and Voice teacher who's been training actors for the past thirty years. Jamaican by birth, he has lived and worked in the acting profession in both Canada and the US. Dwight's formal training in Acting took place at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada... Continue reading »

Julie Bour

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
Head of Duende CalArts, CalArts Center for New Performance

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

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 »

Jessica Emmanuel
Faculty, Movement

Jessica Emmanuel is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography.... Continue reading »

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