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Rachel Brinn

Rachel Brinn is the department coordinator for the Art, Performance Production, and Theater departments at Cornish College of the Arts.

Sheila Daniels

Sheila Daniels is a multi-disciplinary Theater Maker. Directing work includes Indecent (Seattle Rep), The Wolves (ACT) A Streetcar Named Desire, Crime and Punishment and multiple other credits with INTIMAN Theatre; Dancing At Lughnasa (TANTRUM): Jackie & Me (Seattle Children’s Theatre); According to Coyote (Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis); A Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing […]

Tinka Gutrick Dailey

I began training on a full scholarship with the Harkness Ballet in New York City at age 17. I then went on to become a Principle Dancer to much acclaim, with The American DanceMachine for 10 years under the tutelage and direction of Lee Theodore, the original ‘Anybody’s’ in the 1957 production of West Side […]

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a writer, producer, performer, and educator. Their plays include Tiger Beat (2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2021 Seven Devils Conference finalist), Harpers Ferry 2019 (2021 Kendeda Playwriting Award finalist, Alliance Theater workshop, 2022 Know Theatre production), Call Out Culture: or, the unbearable whiteness of being (2021 NADIA Amplified Currents Festival, 2019 […]

Richard Gray

Richard Gray taught the summer musical theatre intensive at Cornish for three years before joining the theatre faculty in 2019. He has guest-directed several musicals at Cornish including Nine, Quilters, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Grand Hotel, Lift, Company, and Dick Whittington. He has directed productions at many local theaters including the Village Theatre, 5th […]

Timothy McCuen Piggee

Timothy McCuen Piggee holds an MFA from the National Theater Conservatory and a BFA from the University of Utah. On Broadway, he originated the role of FBI Agent Bill Cod in the musical Catch Me If You Can. His directing credits include A Raisin in the Sun at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls […]

Kate Myre

Kate Myre is a stage actress, voice-over artist, and dialect and vocal coach for companies including Seattle Rep, ACT, the Village Theater, the Seattle Children’s Theater, the Young Artists Training Program at the Seattle Opera, and the Seattle Shakespeare Company. She is one of the founding members of Operating Theater, a company of professional actors […]

Robin Lynn Smith

Robin is a Founding Partner and Artistic Director for Freehold Studio/Theatre Lab in Seattle. She has worked for the past thirty-eight years acting, directing, and teaching in Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and New York where she directed CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Off-Broadway at the Promenade Theatre. She is presently directing Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program which […]

Geoffrey Alm

Geoffrey Alm has been teaching Stage Fighting at Cornish since 2008. A Certified Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors since 1987, he is also a Certified Fight Director and Fight Master. Professionally he has been choreographing fights since 1988, locally and Nationally. He’s a proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity, […]

Amelia Bolyard

Amelia has been at Cornish for the better part of 34 years. She arrived at age 10, to pursue her dance training in the preparatory dance program, where she studied modern, jazz, musical theater, character, and R.A.D. ballet. She also trained in Hop hop, Samba, Afro-Brazilian, and her all time favorite, freestyle House dancing (at […]