Associate Professor of Drama and Dance
Emily Lowe Hall 104
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Degrees: MFA, 1993, National Theatre Conservatory; BFA, 1988, Ithaca Coll
Ilona Pierce (Voice and Speech, Acting) has her M.F.A. in voice and speech coaching and training from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, with internships at The Juilliard School and Yale School of Drama. Her B.F.A. in musical theatre is from Ithaca College. Ilona has taught on the theater faculties of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and Ithaca College, and as associate faculty for the Canadian National Voice Intensive. Her roles as an actress include: Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Julie in Julie Johnson, Rosalind in As You Like It and Bette Davis et al in the one-woman version of Me and Jezebel. As a voice/dialect coach, Ilona has worked for Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, The Denver Center Theatre Company, Aspen Theatre in the Park and The Hangar Theatre. Her original children's plays have been produced in Colorado and Long Island. Ilona and her husband have two young children.