The department of Theatre & Dance offers studies leading to the
Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Art. See the Graduate Program section for detailed
information. Current MFA students are listed below.
Universidad Finis Terrae, B.F.A., TheaterUniversidad Finis Terrae, B.A., EducationMelany Miners
Verónica Díaz-Muñíz is a Chilean director, playwright and theater
educator with a background in the area of movement and
testimonial theater. Her work engages with questions of gender
and womanhood, and her creations evolve from a particularly
feminist perspective. She is a founding member of “Toma Teatro”
in which she has served as director and playwright since 2015.
Her research aims to create alternative theatrical spaces and
practices where liminality converges with the political.
Cornish College of the Arts, B.A. Dance, May 2002 irleal
Tasa Gleason holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Cornish
College of the Arts, Seattle WA, and a certificate in Apparel
Design and Merchandising from College of Alameda, Alameda CA. She
has been designing and creating costumes for dance and theatre
for over 15 years. Having a background in performance and
choreography offers Tasa an understanding of what is unique about
costuming for dance and theater, it also means that she shares a
vocabulary in regards to movement that is indispensable to her
when collaborating with directors, choreographers and dancers.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, B.A. Theatre Melany Miners
Jennifer Grace received her BA from Kansas State University in
1997. She has been working as a professional actor since, most
notably in a record-shattering run as Emily Webb in Tony
award-winning director David Cromer’s critically acclaimed
production of OUR TOWN, which she performed in Chicago, New York
and Los Angeles, opposite actors such as Michael Shannon, Helen
Hunt and Michael McKean, and for which she was recognized with a
Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway debut.
California State University, Sacramento, B.A. Dance, May 2013Melany Miners
Diego Martinez-Campos is a Mexican performing artist,
choreographer, and movement educator currently based in
Sacramento, CA. He strongly believes that art has the power
to enrich, transform, and change people’s lives through play,
collaboration, and education. To know more about Diego, visit