Drama Summer Intensive Faculty

Drama Summer Intensive Faculty

Kelly Maxner

Kelly Maxner

Drama Summer Intensive

Maxner holds two B.F.A. degrees from UNCSA; the first in Contemporary Dance, 1994; and the second in Drama (Directing), 2000. He holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from Smith College, 2005. He is on the drama faculty at UNCSA, and has taught at many arts schools – the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, Baypath College, Amherst College, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School, Mount Holyoke College and Mimar Sinan University (Istanbul).

Mollye Maxner

Mollye Anna Maxner

Drama Summer Intensive

Maxner is artistic director of Kicking Pig Productions (Mass.). Festivals include: KO Festival (Amherst, Mass.), Pangaea Project (Washington, D.C.), WAC Fest (Taiwan), Assos Festival (Turkey), QUEST Fest (D.C.) and SOURCE Festival (D.C.). New York City performances include Joyce SoHo, Cunningham Studios, Danspace Project and PS 122. Maxner spearheaded Silicon Dance Project and collaboration with Turkish State Opera’s Modern Dance Turkey. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in Choreography and Playwriting from Mount Holyoke College, and her B.F.A. in Drama/Directing from UNCSA. During 2009-10, she was a Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Janine Hawley

Janine Hawley

Drama Summer Intensive

American mezzo-soprano Janine Hawley has achieved accolades for her critically acclaimed performances of roles ranging from Carmen to Cherubino in opera houses throughout the United States. She has worked with the Washington Opera (Kennedy Center), Opera Company of Philadelphia, New Orleans Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Utah Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Boston Lyric Opera, Tulsa Opera, Connecticut Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Sacramento Opera and Chautauqua Opera, among others. Her performances have garnered praise for her lush quality, dark timbre, technical facility and charming stage presence. Hawley is a graduate of Indiana and Columbia Universities. 

2021 Faculty/Guest Artists 


Kelly Maxner (he/him/his) – program director 
Heidi McIver (she/her/hers) –Morning Skills Class Lead 
Mollye Maxner (she/her/hers) –Acting Class lead
Seavor Roach (he/him/his) – Masterclass leads
Taryn Griggs (she/her/hers) – Zoom & Canvas lead 

Voice / Singing Instructors

Ann Louise Wolf (she/her/hers)
Bruce Tippette (he/him/his)
Greg Walter (he/him/his)
Barbara Peters (she/her/hers)
Jordan Brown (he/him/his) 

Dance / Movement Instructors

Taryn Griggs (she/her/hers)
Chris Yon (he/him/his)
Kate McFalls (she/her/hers)
Kelly Maxner (he/him/his)
Alex Hairston (she/her/hers) 

Acting Instructors

Allie Novell (she/her/hers)
Marcella Cox (she/her/hers)
Quin Gordon (he/him/his)
Seavor Roach (he/him/his)
Samip Raval (he/him/his)
Mollye Maxner (she/her/hers)
Jeremy Skidmore (he/him/his)
Gabe Brown (he/him/his) 

Professional Focus Workshop Instructors

Yoga – Kirtan Coan (she/her/hers)
Creative Practice / Original Work – Mollye Maxner (she/her/hers)
Makeup / Styling – Morgan Sellars (she/her/hers)
Accents & Dialects – Ann-Louise Wolf (she/her/hers)
College Audition: FAQs – Allie Novell (she/her/hers)
College Audition: Monologue Coaching – Kelly Maxner (he/him/his)
Shakespeare – Emmet Temple (he/him/his)
Arts for Social Change – Heidi McIver (she/her/hers)
Directing – Quin Gordon (he/him/his)
Devised Theater – Ryan Pater (he/him/his)
Voiceover – Susannah Jones (she/her/hers)
Stage Combat – Kelly Mann (she/her/hers)