Dana Tai Soon BurgessDana Tai Soon Burgess
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Dance

Mary BuckleyMary Buckley
Associate Professor
Theatre & Dance
EJS Women's Leadership: Arts and Culture

Carl GudeniusCarl Gudenius
Deputy Chair of the Department
Director, MFA Design Program

Sigridur JohannesdottirSigridur Johannesdottir
Assistant professor of Costume Design & Technology
Jodi I KanterJodi I Kanter
Associate Professor of Theatre
Stacy StearnsStacy Stearns
Assistant Visiting Professor of Dance
John TraubJohn Traub
Technical Director
Assistant Professor of Production Management & Technology

Alan WadeAlan Wade (Ph.D., Northwestern; AEA, AFTRA, SAG, SSDC)
Professor of Theatre
Executive Director of C.A.S.T.



Dana Tai Soon Burgess

“...Burgess has emerged as the area's leading dance artist, consistently following his own path and producing distinctive, well-considered works.”

Mary Buckley

Mary Buckley is Associate Professor of Dance and Program Director for the International Arts & Culture Women's Leadership Program on the Mount Vernon Campus of GWU.

Carl Gudenius

Carl Gudenius holds an M.F.A. in Design from Wayne State University.

Leslie B. Jacobson

Leslie Jacobson is the Founding Artistic Director of Horizons Theatre, established in 1977, and the “longest running” women’s theatre still producing in the U.S.

Sigridur Johannesdottir

Sigríður or Sigrid as she is called here in the United States is a native of Iceland.

Jodi I Kanter

Jodi Kanter’s work focuses on strengthening communities through adaptation and performance.

Stacy Dawson Stearns

Stacy is an artist, educator, and scholar whose research centers on image-based forms and the somatic experience within and without performance contexts.

John Traub

John is excited to return to the DC area, where he previously worked as a Technical Director for many years.

Alan Wade

A professional actor and director, Mr. Wade most recently directed for The Washington Stage Guild Shaw’s Overruled! and for The Bay Theatre, Annapolis, A.R.

Tanya Williams Wetenhall

Tanya Williams Wetenhall’s career spans the performing arts, costume studies, museums, and diplomacy.

Maida Withers

Maida Withers (B.A. Brigham Young University, M.S. University of Utah) Professor of Dance at GW since 1964. She has developed and administered the BA, MA, and MFA dance programs at GW.