Theatre and Dance Faculty


Rusty Curcio

Head of Dance, Performing Arts

718-390-3308 rcurcio@wagner.edu Main Hall 4

Head of Dance

Phill Hickox

Professor, Head of Design/Technology/Management, Performing Arts

718-390-3326 phickox@wagner.edu Main Hall 3

Professor, Director of Production and Head of Design/Technology/Management

Theresa McCarthy

Associate Professor, Performing Arts

theresa.mccarthy@wagner.edu Main Hall 9


David McDonald

Professor, Performing Arts

dmcdonal@wagner.edu Main Hall 16

Head of Voice

Michele Pawk

Associate Professor (Theatre), Performing Arts

718-420-4544 michele.pawk@wagner.edu Main Hall 9

Musical Theatre

Felicia Ruff

Professor/Chair, Performing Arts

718-420-4036 fruff@wagner.edu Main Hall 5

Department Chair and Full Professor; Elected member of APC; Appointed member of the Middles States PRR.

Brian Sharron

Technical Director, Performing Arts

718-390-3157 brian.sharron@wagner.edu Main Hall Scene Shop

Lauri Young

Professor, Performing Arts

lyoung@wagner.edu Main Hall 14

Arts Administration Faculty


Todd Price

Associate Professor, Arts Administration, Performing Arts

718-420-4338 todd.price@wagner.edu Main Hall 1

Gary Sullivan

Professor and Director of Arts Administration, Performing Arts

718-390-3271 gpsull@wagner.edu Main Hall 2

Director of Arts Administration

Select Adjunct Faculty


Ana Bella

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts


Ana Leon Bella has worked in movement for over 20 years as a dancer, fitness expert, and dance educator. 

Carissa Bellando

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts



Wendy Cavett

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts


Acting V, Music Theatre Performance 2

Susan Fenley

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts

718-390-3223 sfenley@wagner.edu

Acting and Public Speaking

Victoria Neal

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts


Design, Lighting Design, Design Studio, and Scene Painting

Arturo Porazzi

Adjunct Faculty (Theatre), Performing Arts

718-390-3223 arturo.porazzi@wagner.edu

Stage Management

Douglas Reside

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts


Mary Rupert

Adjunct Faculty (Dance), Performing Arts



Brian Sgambati

Adjunct Faculty (Theatre), Performing Arts


Movement; Acting for the Camera

Lee Stausland

Adjunct Faculty, Visual Arts

718-390-3192 lstausla@wagner.edu

Management and Financing, Non-Profit vs. For-Profit

Michael Tennenbaum

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts

718-390-3223 michael.tennenbaum@wagner.edu

Acting, Directing, Film, and Public Speaking

Amy Williams

Adjunct Faculty (Theatre), Performing Arts

718-390-3313 awilliam@wagner.edu Campus Hall, first floor

Teaches voice. M.F.A., Cornell University; B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton.



Maureen Bradley-Ferrulli

Box Office Manager, Performing Arts

718-390-3259 maureen.bradley-ferrulli@wagner.edu

Diane Catalano

Program Manager, Performing Arts and Music

718-390-3223 diane.catalano@wagner.edu


Learn more about our voice instructors on the music faculty page.