Theatre and Dance

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty is comprised of working professionals affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, S.A.G., A.F.T.R.A., A.S.D.&C., U.S.I.T.T. and the Voice and Speech Teachers Association. Members of our faculty have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre stages, in film, commercials and have trained with such notables as Stella Adler, Jerzy Grotowski, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Robert Cohen and Sanford Meisner.

Professors: Lynn Deering (Chair); Associate Professors: Russ Borski, Holly Holsinger, Dr. Michael L. Mauldin; Assistant College Lecturer: Dr. Lisa Bernd; Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance: Bryant Henderson; Part-time Faculty: Allan Byrne, Sarah Carey, Lisa DeCato, Chris DiCello, Louise Hadaway, Jennifer Henry, Geoff Knox, Lara Mielcarek, Kevin Moore, Tyler Ring, Jim Swonger, Staff: Kate Klotzbach, Cameron Michalak, Teresa A. Pieritz, DeAndra Stone; Professor Emeriti: Joseph J. Garry, Jr.


Lynn Deering
Lynn Deering, Department Chair, 
Director of Dance
MB 264 | 216.687.4883

Cleveland State Univeristy
Department of Theatre and Dance
Sarah Carey
Sarah Carey, Part Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Lisa DeCato, Part Time
Dance Instructor

MB 265 | 216.875.9649

Chris DiCello - Dance Instructor
Chris DiCello, Part Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649

Bryant Henderson
Bryant Henderson, 
Visiting Asst Prof of Dance 
MB 266 | 216.687.2115
Louise Hadaway, 
art Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649
Tyler Ring, 
Part Time Dance Instructor
MB 265 | 216.875.9649


Dr. Lisa Bernd, Assistant College Lecturer
MB 267 | 216.523.7430

Allan P. Byrne, Part Time Lecturer
MB 256 | 216.523.7427
Russ Borski
Russ Borski, Associate Professor
MB 270 | 216.523.7515

Joseph J. Garry, Jr., Professor Emeritus 
MB 263 | 216.687.2113

Holly Holsinger
Holly A. Holsinger, Associate Professor
MB 271 | 216.523.7420

Kate Klotzbach, Administrative Coordinator
MB 263 | 216.687.2113

Dr. Michael L. Mauldin, Associate Professor
MB 268 | 216.687.2202
Lara Mielcarek, Part Time Theatre Instructor
MB 256 | 216.523.7427
Cameron Michalak
Cameron MichalakTechnical Director
MB 101 | 216.687.2112
Terry Pieritz
Teresa Pieritz, Costume Shop Supervisor 
MB 515, Costume Shop | 216.687.9661