Daniel C. Dennis
Assistant Professor, Performance Program Head, BA Theater
Dan Dennis teaches courses in voice and speech, movement, acting, creativity and collaboration, and performance theory. He has performed with Seattle Children's Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Opera, Village Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, UMO Ensemble, and others. He has directed music and created sound scores for dozens of productions including works by Shakespeare, Brecht, multimedia and interdisciplinary work, and many world premieres. Directing credits include Into the Woods and Oliver! for Ohio Valley Summer Theater and A Child's Christmas in Wales for Book-It Repertory Theatre. As a voice, dialect, and singing coach he has maintained a private practice for over fifteen years. With his show STARBALL, an interactive, improvised music theater event for the planetarium, he has performed in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Valencia, Spain.
Dr. Dennis earned his MFA in Theatre Pedagogy in 2008 from Virginia Commonwealth University and his PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts in 2013 from Ohio University, where he received the prestigious Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship to complete a dissertation on sound design and acting. His diverse training includes work with SITI Company, Phillip Zarrilli, Leland Faulkner, Drew Fracher, David Leong, and Patsy Rodenburg. His writing is published in the journal Theatre/Practice, and he is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.