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Ilona Pierce

Associate Professor of Drama and Dance


Degrees

MFA, 1993, National Theatre Conservatory; BFA, 1988, Ithaca Coll


Bio

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.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
DRAM 004 FRESHMAN THEATER LAB Undergraduate
DRAM 013 SPEECH FOR THE ACTOR Undergraduate
DRAM 014 SPEECH FOR THE ACTOR Undergraduate
DRAM 023 SPCH FOR ACTOR-ADV 1 Undergraduate
DRAM 024 SPCH FOR ACTOR-ADV 2 Undergraduate
DRAM 056 REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE Undergraduate
DRAM 103 SENIOR PRACTICUM Undergraduate
MUTH 120 MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE Undergraduate
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