Our faculty are exceptional educators who specialize in student success. They uphold the mission and values of the College and keep up to date on advancements and trends in their fields so that your curriculum is relevant and of the highest quality. You’ll see for yourself how we take extra time to help dedicated students achieve their goals.
|Stacey D'Angelo, MFA
Director of Theatre
Stacey D’Angelo currently serves as director of theatre at the Community College of Aurora and has been with the college since 2008. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College in upstate, New York and an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she studied the unique techniques of Moment Work with Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski and Tectonic Theatre Project; Viewpoints; Roy Hart Vocal Technique and Grotowski Physical Acting. She is active in the Denver theatre community and works in original ensemble theatre creation. Stacey is passionate about leading the CCA Theatre program in creating exciting and relevant new theatre. “All my classes and productions are geared towards exploring possibilities on stage through utilizing the student’s voice and perspective on the issues they face in our society today. Each production pushes the envelope and explores a post modern approach to theatre - always asking - how can we tell story in ways it hasn’t been done before and how can we make theatre relevant to who we are as a community? Each class and production here at CCA takes us a step further. I hope you will come and see for yourself!”
Meghan Frank is a theatre-maker and educator who has worked globally (Afghanistan, India, Canada, Egypt, Cuba, Azerbaijan and the Balkans). She specializes in original theatre making, physical comedy, mask, and acting for the stage. From 2012-14, Meghan was a faculty member at Dell'Arte International School for Physical Theatre. She holds an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell'Arte (2012) and a BA in Theatre for Social Change from UMASS Amherst (2003). Meghan grew up in Denver. She works as a teaching artist all over Colorado, as an adjunct Theater Instructor with CCA, and for organizations such as the Millibo Arts Theatre, the MACC, Mirror Image Arts and the Five Points Theatre Club. She is the Co-Founder of Denver-based Theatre Artibus. Meghan is also an ensemble member of Bond Street Theatre of NYC, whose mission is to work in international conflict zones to build mutual understanding through the arts.
|Leah Springman, MFA
Leah is a freelance Lighting Designer and new to the Denver area. She spent the last 7 years working for a lighting design company in Los Angeles that specializes in themed entertainment and corporate theatre. She has worked on projects such as Grinchmas and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. She also spent 5 seasons working at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in various capacities. Leah has a BA in Theatre from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Lighting Design from the Univ. of California-Irvine.