Guest Artists & Scholars

Guest artists and scholars share insights into their current work and research, provide guidance on current industry practices, and connect students with professional opportunities.

In the 2019–2020 academic year, TDPS welcomed nearly 30 guest artists and scholars in our classrooms, studios, and labs. Many of these visits were supported by the Shelly Osborne Guest Artist Fund. We are extremely grateful for this ongoing support that enables us to introduce students to a wide variety of professionals in performing arts and performance studies.

If you are interested in supporting guest artists and scholars, please contact Jean-Paul Gressieux, Department Manager:

Guests for 2019–2020 

Tait Adams

Stage Manager

Ana Arada

Award-Winning Illustrator

Philip Agyapong

Afro-Pop Dance Instructor

José Francisco Barroso

Afro-Cuban Dance Instructor

Gerald Casel

Choreographer & Dance Researcher

Dustin Chinn


Jiwon Chung

Artistic Director, Kairos Theater Ensemble

Culture Clash

Chicano Theater Group

Max Duykers


Sedef Ecer


Melecio Estrella

Co-founder & Director of Bay Area Dance Theater Group, Fog Beast

Rick Gomez

Voice Actor

Karen Grassle


Miguel Gutierrez

Choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, and advocate

Diane Ferlatte

Grammy Nominated Storyteller

Juniper Harrower

Ecologist & Artist

Leigh Henderson

Managing Director, Teatro Visión, Chicanx/Latinx Theater Company

Lenora Lee

Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director

James McGregor

Stage Manager

Sean Metzger

Professor of Theater, Film, and Television, UCLA

Stephen Meyerink

Translator & Editor

Deirdre Mountain

Stage Manager

Heidi Quante

Interdisciplinary Artist

Brynn Shiovitz

Dance & Theater Scholar

Charles Slender White

Choreographer, Dancer, Artistic Director of FACT/SF

Morgan Steele

Company Manager, Berkeley Rep

Eric Ting

Obie Award-Winning Director, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater

Meyby Ugueto-Ponce

Dancer & Afrovenezuelan Scholar

Maggie Whitaker

Costume Designer

Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer, composer, performer
Image credit: 
Ian Douglas
Rosangela Silvestre, Afro-Brazilian Dance Teacher