Theatre and Dance

Faculty & Staff

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary. – UTA HAGEN
Fall 2023 welcome

Our faculty is comprised of working professionals affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, S.A.G., A.F.T.R.A., A.S.D.&C., U.S.I.T.T. and the Voice and Speech Teachers Association. Members of our faculty have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre stages, in film, commercials and have trained with such notables as Stella Adler, Jerzy Grotowski, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Robert Cohen and Sanford Meisner.

Professors: Russ Borski; Associate Professor: Holly Holsinger (Chair); Assistant Professor: David Stoughton; Assistant College Lecturer: Dr. Lisa Bernd; Professor of Theatre Practice: Toby Vera Bercovici; Part-time Faculty: Allan Byrne, Louise Hadaway; Kate Klotzbach; Staff: Claudia Cromly, Kate Klotzbach, Cameron Michalak, Teresa A. Pieritz; Director of Dance: Michele Ainza; Visiting Guest Artist in Dance: Errin Weaver; Professors Emeritus: Lynn Deering, Joseph J. Garry, Jr.

Theatre -

Holly Holsinger 2023
Holly A. Holsinger, 
Department Chair,
Associate Professor

TA 271 | 216.523.7420
CSU 2023
Toby Bercovici
Toby Bercovici, 
Assistant Professor of Practice
TA 268 | 216.687.2117

Dr. Lisa Bernd, Assistant College Lecturer
TA 267 | 216.523.7430

Allan P. Byrne, Part-Time Lecturer

Russ Borski
Russ Borski, Professor
TA 270 | 216.523.7515

Klotzbach Headshot 2019

Kate Klotzbach, Administrative Coordinator /
Part-Time Lecturer

TA 263 | 216.687.2113

Cameron Michalak 2019
Cameron MichalakTechnical Director
TA 101 | 216.687.2112

Terry Pieritz
Teresa Pieritz, Costume Shop Supervisor 
TA 515, Costume Shop | 216.687.9661
Dave Stoughton
David Stoughton, Assistant Professor of Theatre 
TA 266 | 216.687.2115

Dance - 

Michele Ainza
Michele Ainza
Director of Dance
TA 264 | 216.687.4883

Errin Weaver
Errin Weaver 
Visiting Guest Artist in Dance
TA 256 | 216.875.9649

Louise Hadaway Fall 2021
Louise Hadaway 
Part-Time Dance Instructor
TA 265 | 216.875.9649


Professors Emeritus -

Joseph J. Garry, Jr., Professor Emeritus 
TA 263 | 216.687.2113 (main office)
Lynn Deering
Professor Emeritus
TA 263 | 216.687.2113 (main office)