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


Rebecca Arnold

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts


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.