Shelly Gaza

Shelly Gaza

Assistant Director of the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, Associate Professor of Voice & Speech

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Phone
(970) 351-1927
Office
Frasier 123D

Education

MFA in Acting, Wayne State University
BFA in Acting, Millikin University
Certificate in Acting, Moscow Art Theatre School, Russia

Professional/Academic Experience

Member, Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)
Co-Founder and Associate Director, Statera Foundation for Women in Theatre

Research/Areas of Interest

Stage dialects, Linklater Voice Method, and Shakespeare performance

Publications/Creative Works

In addition to her academic work, Shelly is also a professional actor who has worked with theatre companies across the country including the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival (appearing in Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, The Taming of the Shrew, and others), the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, and Henry VI, part 3), the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Paragon Theatre (Denver), Talisman Theatre (Chicago), and The JET and Hilberry Repertory Theatres in Detroit. She has performed five seasons with The Little Theatre of the Rockies, where she was awarded Best Actress in a Drama by the Greeley Tribune for her portrayal of Maria Callas in Master Class. Shelly has also performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and done film, radio and television work including a national campaign for HGTV.

Professional Website

http://www.staterafoundation.org/team/