Heather Benton
Head of Movement of Dept.
Core Faculty


Fields of Study:
Acting, Movement


Degrees and Studies:
BA, U of MN; MFA, ART/MXAT

Studied acting with Robert Woodruff, Scott Zigler, Marcus Stern, Janos Szasz, Yuri Yeremin, Roman Kozak. Studied movement with Andrei Droznin, Meg Egington, Andrey Schupkin, Robert Walsh, SITI Co. Studied voice with Nancy Houfek, Jeff Morrison, Paul Backer.

Biography:
Professional acting work includes multiple national tours with Montana Repertory Theatre, regional theatre with American Repertory Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Book It Repertory Theatre and a season a half with Children's Theatre Company. In New York, Heather has worked on several productions with East River Commedia and Theatre Trouve, Movement direction / period work / choreography includes productions at The Academy (Cloud Nine, Learned Ladies, The Great Magoo, Quilters, etc.) as well as Montclair State University (Penance: Ghost of Don Juan, Stage Door, Grapes of Wrath, 1001, Arcadia) where she is also on adjunct faculty as a movement instructor. Directing credits include La Chunga, a site specific production at the Nuyorican Café, and numerous productions at The Academy (Water Children, Trojan Women, Ring Round the Moon, Emma). Playwriting credits include Living With Betty and Tokyo Time (co-written with Mercedes Murphy).