Associate Professor of Acting & Movement
Adam has worked as a professional actor and a movement specialist for 20 years, performing in New York City, as well as regionally across the United States, and abroad. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He studied extensively with Steve Pearson and Robyn Hunt of the Pacific Performance Project/east, who studied with Tadashi Suzuki and his company at Toga-Mura for nearly 15 years, before bringing their own “Physical Approaches to Performance” to the United States. Adam has been blessed to work with and learn from amazing actors and movement artists such as Seydulla Molkakhanov and Boris Gafurov of the Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil (Uzbekistan), Le Vu Long of Together Higher (Vietnam), Sergei Ostrenko (Ukraine), and Paata Tsikurishvili and Irina Tsikurishvili of Synetic Theater in Washington, DC. He has worked with numerous companies including The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Opera Carolina, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Actor’s Playground, The Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil, P.S. 122, Opera Omaha, Julliard, The Jacobs School, Island Stage Left, Cardinal Stage Company, Seattle Opera, Indiana Festival Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and the Dayton Opera. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the Dynamic Presence Project, a company focused on the revitalization and proliferation of movement theatre and physical storytelling. As a freelance movement consultant, Adam has helped to shape, build ensemble, and construct movement vocabularies for operatic, cinematic and theatrical projects. Adam has taught movement at Indiana University, California State University of Fresno, and the University of Washington. He has taught master classes at the Houston Grand Opera, Illinois State University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Rice University, Earlham College, The SOMA Theatre Collective, and Central Washington University. Adam is a member of the Actors Equity Association, a Fight Director and Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and the Treasurer for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He is a trained stuntman who has taught movement and stage combat both nationally and internationally, and he has choreographed the violence for over 100 stage and film productions.
Association of Theatre Movement Educators
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