Faculty Members

Joerg Andrees
Joerg Andrees is a director of theater, dance, music and film and performs solo and improvised work in Germany and abroad. Currently, he is a leading faculty at the Michael Chekhov Studio Berlin...[see more]
Dawn Arnold
Dawn Arnold is an actress, director, and teaching artist. She is the founder and Artistic Director of The Moving Dock Theatre Company and the Moving Dock Studio in Chicago. Ms. Arnold is a Teacher...[see more]
Marjolein Baars
Marjolein Baars is an actress, clown, and teacher. She is the artistic director of tiny hero PRODUCTIONS, Buzzing Red, and De Stichting Koffer in Amsterdam. She teaches Michael Chekhov’s work...[see more]
Bethany Caputo
Bethany Caputo is an actress and a teacher in New York City who performs regionally across the country at such theatres as Arena Stage, The Goodman and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Ms. Caputo...[see more]
Jessica Cerullo
Jessica Cerullo is a theater maker and educator. Her creative work is socially or civically engaged. In partnership with Joanna Merlin, she has worked with MICHA since its founding in 1999; first...[see more]
Kristi Dana
Kristi Dana is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech in the Division of Theatre at Southern Methodist University. She is a Certified teacher of Miller Voice Method (mVm) and Knight-Thompson...[see more]
Scott Fielding
Scott Fielding is the Director of Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston, where he leads The Chekhov Training and Meisner Foundation Training programs. Mr. Fielding is on the faculty at Boston’s...[see more]
Ragnar Freidank
Ragnar Freidank teaches at the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson (NY). He also teaches a scene study class in NYC as well as Imaginary Classes online. He is on faculty for the Graduate Acting...[see more]
Sol Garre
Sol Garre trained as an actress in Spain and has been teaching Chekhov technique since 1995. She is a senior lecturer of acting at the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid. Her...[see more]
Anne Gottlieb
Anne Gottlieb is an actress, director, and the founder of FortyMagnolias Productions, dedicated to new work and the exploration of the collaborative process. She is a Resident Scholar in...[see more]
Margaret Kemp
Margaret Laurena Kemp, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance is an actor, a director, a multi-disciplinary performing artist, writer, and teaching artist. Within her performance practice she is...[see more]
Jobst Langhans
Jobst Langhans is a director, actor and teacher. He co-founded the theater company, WERBUHNE BERLIN, and has been its artistic director since 1998. Mr. Langhans has performed and directed...[see more]
Camille Litalien
Camille Litalien trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York and at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK. She performed extensively throughout...[see more]
Marjo-Riikka Makela
Marjo-Riikka Makela is the artistic director and head teacher of the Los Angeles based Chekhov Studio International. She enjoys teaching, acting and directing as a guest artist worldwide....[see more]
Andrei Malaev-Babel
Andrei Malaev-Babel is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. At the Stanislavsky Theater Studio (STS), where he served as the Producing Artistic Director, he received a...[see more]
Dale March
Dale March has been working as an actor and teacher in Sydney, Australia for the last 10 years. His teaching work has woven Michael Chekhov’s insights and exercises into the 3-year curriculum at...[see more]
Craig Mathers
Craig Mathers has taught with MICHA during their International Workshops and at CSU Summer Arts (2014 and 2016). He has also taught for Michael Chekhov Europe in Groznjan, Croatia. Additionally,...[see more]
Séamus Maynard
Séamus Maynard is an actor and musician and has worked with theater companies such as Improbable Theatre (UK), The Belgian National Theater, and (since 2000) with The Actors’ Ensemble. Séamus holds...[see more]
Phelim McDermott
Phelim McDermott has been directing and performing since 1984. Mr. McDermott improvises with the Comedy Store Players, is an honorary doctor of Middlesex University, and serves on MICHA’s advisory...[see more]
John McManus
John McManus has worked internationally as an actor, director and teacher for 40 years. He was a founding member and artistic director of 'Walking the dog Theater (Australia) and Shakespeare Alive!...[see more]
Joanna Merlin
Joanna Merlin, a student of Michael Chekhov, is an actor, teacher, and former casting director. Ms. Merlin is the Founder and President of MICHA and is the last living student of Michael Chekhov...[see more]
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch is the artistic director of the Michael Chekhov International School and the Michael Chekhov Studio Hamburg. He is a founding member of Michael Chekhov Europe. A professional...[see more]
Suzana Nikolic
Suzana Nikolic is a full time professor at the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb (ADA, UZ). She is a Founder and Artistic Director of Performing Arts Etra and STUDIO CHEKHOV.hr. Ms...[see more]
Hugh O’Gorman
Hugh O’Gorman is an actor, director, author and teaching-artist active in professional theatre for 30 years; since 2002 he has been the Head of Acting at California State University Long Beach...[see more]
Lenard Petit
Lenard Petit is the Director of The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City and the author of The Michael Chekhov Handbook, for the Actor. Mr. Petit is a founding member of the Michael...[see more]
Ted Pugh
Ted Pugh is the co-artistic director of The Actors’ Ensemble of New York and has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional theaters around the United States. After having trained at the...[see more]
Connie Rotunda
Connie Rotunda is an actor, director, movement coach/director and teaching-artist. She currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at SUNY New Paltz. She has worked...[see more]
Sinéad Rushe
Sinéad Rushe is an award-winning theatre director and Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting...[see more]
Fern Sloan
Fern Sloan, an actress for over 40 years, is co-founder and co-artistic director of The Actors’ Ensemble and has performed and taught the Michael Chekhov technique in the US, Canada, Europe and...[see more]
Sayda Trujillo
Sayda Trujillo is an actress, and theatre-maker/educator specializing in voice and movement, as well as devising original physical theatre performances. She is on the faculty of Dell’Arte...[see more]
Phil Weaver-Stoesz
Phil Weaver-Stoesz is a queer Mennonite facilitator, educator and creator. He believes in the power of imagination and followership. He has been facilitating and teaching the Critical Response...[see more]
David Zinder
David Zinder is an acting trainer and free-lance international director. Since 2002 he has been directing extensively at professional repertory theatres in Romania. He is Professor Emeritus of the...[see more]