Gene Terruso, M.F.A.
Mr. Gene Terruso is a Professor and the Director of Dance and Theatre. He received his M.F.A. in Directing from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ. Mr. Terruso has a long and illustrious career in theatre, both inside and outside of academe. He served as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University from 1994-97, rising through the ranks from Associate Professor there. After a three-year stint as President of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and Hollywood, he became Director of the School of Theatre Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
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