Administrative Staff

Myriam Cotton

Financial Analyst

Myriam Cotton has worked for UC Berkeley cumulatively for 15 years. She started in the Seismology Department, working there for three years. Myriam then took a couple of years off to raise her two youngest children. She came back to campus to work for the Space Sciences Laboratory up on Grizzly Peak—working there for two years. For the past ten years, Myriam has been back on campus working for the German, Spanish, and Portuguese Departments as their Financial Analyst. She enjoys gardening, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

Robin Davidson

Graduate Student Services Advisor

Robin Davidson is the Graduate Student Services Advisor for the Ph.D. program offered by the Graduate Group in Performance Studies, as well as the course scheduler for TDPS. She has 20+ years of experience at Cal, in a wide range of departments. Applicants, current students, and faculty can contact her with inquiries about our doctoral program and TDPS instructors can contact her with questions related to course scheduling and enrollment management.  

Ben Dillon

Director of Marketing & Communications

As Director of Marketing and Communications, Ben oversees comprehensive messaging for TDPS to the campus and wider community. Students, faculty, and staff may contact Ben with questions regarding TDPS marketing, box office policies, event planning, social media, multimedia production, and publications.

Jean-Paul Gressieux

Department Manager

Jean-Paul Gressieux has over 19 years of experience in nonprofit management, including 17 years in the San Francisco Bay Area theater scene. As Company Manager of Berkeley Repertory Theatre from 2012–2019, Jean-Paul supported and collaborated with hundreds of artists, artisans, and other producers of theater. With Berkeley Rep, he helped bring over 50 mainstage productions and countless events to fruition and worked with the organization's leadership to secure sustainable long-term artist housing in Berkeley.

Megan Lowe

Office Manager

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2012, Megan was hired as the Office Manager for TDPS. Her current duties include (but are not limited to): human resources, hiring, payroll, event planning, academic personnel, work-study supervision, and assisting students, employees, and visitors with TDPS inquiries. She also guest teaches master classes on contact improvisation, dynamic partnering, creative movement, and release technique principles for the department.

Michael Mansfield

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Lecturer

B.A. in Philosophy & Letters, English, and Theater; M.Div. in Ritual and the Arts; M.F.A. in Acting; D.Min. in Social Justice and the Arts

Michael’s professional theater and dance background includes 44 years of studying, performing, teaching, writing, choreographing, and directing. He is interested in the intersection point where theater, ritual, and education meet, and, has an unapologetic kinesthetic-learning bias.