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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 […]

Rachel Brinn

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

Michele Ainza

Michele Ainza is a dance & somatic educator, director and artist with an MFA in Choreography from CalArts, CLMA from IMS based out of the University of Utah, BFA in Dance from Ohio University and holds a 500 E-RYT & YACEP certification via Yoga Alliance. Her past notable academic positions are as follows: Professor and […]

Sheila Daniels

Sheila Daniels is a Seattle-based director, educator, and actor. Recent directing work includes direction of The Wolves for ACT, Wild Horses for Intiman, and Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater’s Spring Awakening for Cornish College, and is a 5-time nominee and 2-time recipient of the Gregory Award for Outstanding Director. She has produced for two years […]

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 […]

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, […]