Professor of Humanities & Theatre
Stefan is a Professor of Humanities & Theatre, a professional director, dance choreographer, fight director and movement coach. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Theatre and a BA in English Literature from The University of Virginia. Stefan has been teaching at the college/university level for 25 years. He is currently Professor of Theatre and Humanities at University of Maryland University College where he teaches Seminar in Shakespeare Studies, Acting I, Acting II, Intro to Theatre and Intro to Humanities. He is the recipient of the 2016 UMUC Professional Achievement Award and has been nominated three times for the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award. He has also taught Movement for the Actor I & II, Stage Combat, Musical Theatre Dance, Jazz I & II, Tap I & II, Physical Theatre, Introduction to Stage Performance, Exploring Theatre, Discovering Acting and Effective Speech while serving on the faculty of The University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Messiah College, The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown, The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), Arlington Center for Dance and the Escuela de Comedia Musical in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has taught master classes, workshops, coached students, and created choreography for theatre productions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, James Madison University and George Mason University. Stefan serves on the Board of Directors for Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) where he is Chair of the College/University Division. In that capacity, he created the VTA Career Jumpstart, an on-going series aimed at helping college/university students in Virginia connect, network, and learn from award-winning theatre professionals. He is also a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC), the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). He has directed and/or created dances/fights for over 65 productions including work Off-Broadway, internationally in Canada and Uruguay and for many regional, college and university theatres in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Stefan has also performed for several regional theatres including: Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, The Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Theatre Virginia, Heritage Repertory Theatre, The Barksdale Theatre, Theatre IV and Actor's Theatre of Washington. In over 25 years as a performer, he has appeared onstage, or worked with several Broadway and Hollywood luminaries, including Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Tina Fey, Marvin Hamlisch, Christina Hendricks, Jason George, Zachary Knighton, Savion Glover, Baayork Lee, Florence Lacey, Judy McLane, Betty Ann Grove and Helen Carey. Theatre productions that Stefan has been involved with, either as a director, choreographer or actor, have received a total of 4 Helen Hayes Awards and 19 Helen Hayes Award Nominations. (The Helen Hayes is Washington, D.C.'s professional theatre award.) Half-Uruguayan, and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Stefan is a native Spanish and Portuguese speaker and is fluent in French. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband Robert, and two Jack Russell Terriers, Sukie and Sally.
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