Theatre and Dance

Faculty & Staff

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: Lynn Deering (Chair), Russ Borski; Associate Professor: Holly Holsinger; Assistant College Lecturer: Dr. Lisa Bernd; Professor of Theatre Practice: Toby Bercovici; Part-time Faculty: Allan Byrne, Sarah Carey, Lisa DeCato, Chris DiCello, Louise Hadaway, Joan Meggitt; Staff: Kate Klotzbach, Cameron Michalak, Teresa A. Pieritz, DeAndra Stone; Guest Artist in Dance: Antonio Brown; Assistant to the Director of Dance: DeAndra Stone; Professor Emeriti: Joseph J. Garry, Jr.


Lynn Deering
Lynn Deering, Department Chair, 
Director of Dance
MB 264 | 216.687.4883

Antonio Brown 2020​​​​​​​
Antonio Brown, Guest Artist in Dance
MB 266 | 216.687.2115
Sarah Carey
Sarah Carey, Part Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Lisa DeCato, Part Time
Dance Instructor

MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Chris DiCello - Dance Instructor
Chris DiCello, Part Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Louise Hadaway, 
art Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Joan Meggitt, 
art Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649


Toby Bercovici​​​​​​​
Toby Bercovici, 
​​​​​​​Assistant Professor of Practice
MB 268 | 216.687.2117

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

Allan P. Byrne, Part Time Lecturer
MB 256 | 216.523.7427​​​​​​​

Russ Borski
Russ Borski, Associate Professor
MB 270 | 216.523.7515

Holly Holsinger
Holly A. Holsinger, 
​​​​​​​Associate Professor

MB 271 | 216.523.7420

Klotzbach Headshot 2019
Kate Klotzbach, Administrative Coordinator
MB 263 | 216.687.2113

Cameron Michalak 2019
Cameron MichalakTechnical Director
MB 101 | 216.687.2112
Terry Pieritz
Teresa Pieritz, Costume Shop Supervisor 
MB 515, Costume Shop | 216.687.9661
Joseph J. Garry, Jr., Professor Emeritus 
MB 263 | 216.687.2113