Kurt Heinlein

Professor, Head of BFA Acting Program

Missouri State University

MSU Dept. of Thea. & Dance 901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, NY 65897






Kurt is a working member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is Vice President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and an active member of The Society of American Fight Directors, Fight Directors Canada, and the Stuntments Association. Kurt also currently serves as the national FDC Representative within ATME and as the Missouri Representative to SAFD. Kurt has performed and directed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), with union performance credits that include New York, national tours, regional theatre, daytime drama, film, commercial print, and over 25 national television spots, as well as directing credits that include New York, regional, and university theatre. His stunt, aerial, and combat work have been seen in daytime drama, national commercials, and in the professional and educational theatre circuits. Kurt is credited for being a foundational member in the development of the neutral body technique. He is also a specialist in ropes work and high falls. Kurt completed his Ph.D. in theatre from Louisiana State University and has been awarded several grants and awards for his work in Green Theatre. In recent years he has published Green Theatre (book) and Evangeline Drowning (play). He maintains a consistent dedication to environmental education, noted by his volunteer work for The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Service, and the SAG sponsored BookPals Literacy Program.

Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Anatomy/Injury Prevention

Martial Arts

Movement for Singers

Movement for the Actor

Musical Theatre

Neutral Body Technique

Period Styles: Acting

Physical Theatre

Stage Combat

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation

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