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371 Fox Fine Arts
Phone: 915.747.5146
Fax: 915.747.5438

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at El Paso is a diverse community of artists and scholars who align with the University mission through devotion to exceptional teaching, service, creative practice, and research, and by visibly contributing to the quality of life in El Paso and the surrounding region. Faculty are committed to providing students of the region, the nation, and beyond with the best education possible, preparing them with the skills necessary for advanced degree programs, successful careers in professional and educational theatre and dance, and life-long learning. All faculty are active in their respective fields as professional artists and scholars; they contribute to the department’s self-governance and self-evaluation as well as to departmental, college, and university committees; they are committed to diversity as essential to the education of UTEP students, and they openly and enthusiastically practice true collaboration, collegiality, civility, challenges to existing conventions, continuous self-improvement; and academic and artistic honesty. In these ways, faculty members expect to be models for their students, who in turn will become models for their own students and peers.


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts


CHAIR: Cristina Goletti


Myron Nadel
Contact Information:; 915-747-7855
Education: BS, The Juilliard School; MA, Columbia University Teachers College

Associate Professors

Alex Fleming
Contact Information:; 915-747-7852
Education: BA, Stephen F. Austin State University; MFA Theatrical Design and Technology, Texas Tech University

Cristina Goletti
Contact Information:; 915-747-7848
Education: MFA, University of Colorado-Boulder

Crystal Herman
Contact Information:; 915-747-7853
Education: MFA, The Ohio State University

Gregory Taylor
Contact Information:; 915-747-6060
Education: UNK, American Academy of Dramatic Arts; BA, UTEP; MA, UTEP

Hideaki Tsutsui
Contact Information:; 915-747-7851
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Florida State University
Research Interests: LED and saving energy

Assistant Professors

Kim McKean
Contact Information:; 915-747-5603
Education: BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MFA, University of California-Irvine
Research Interests: Directing, Acting, Stage vs. Screen, Meisner, New Plays

Leanne Rinelli
Contact Information:; 915-747-7597
Education: MFA, State University of New York at Brockport

Rebecca Rivas
Contact Information:; 915-747-5231
Education: Master of Fine Arts, University of Arkansas
Research Interests: Acting, Performance, Voice, Movement, Theatre, Latino/a, Chicano/a, Border Studies

James Stratton
Contact Information:; 915-747-8424
Education: MFA, The University of Alabama

Clinical Professor

Adriana Dominguez
Contact Information:; 915-747-6213
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, New York University; Ph D, New Mexico State University
Research Interests: Education, High-Stakes Testing, Theatre, Theatre Education, Creativity, Chicano Theatre, Culturally Relevant Theatre, Equal Representation in Theatre