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 Ferrell, Matt   Name:  Matt Ferrell 
Title:  Assistant Professor 
Education:
MFA: Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA: Theatre Performance, Emerson College
Office:  228 Johnson Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4854 
E-mail:  ferrellm@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, Voice, and Speech

Matt Ferrell received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Performance /Pedagogy and a BFA from Emerson College in Theatre Performance. Matt has performed nationally and internationally in tours of HAIR (logging in some 1900 performances), The Rocky Horror Show, Carnival, JFK: The Rock Opera, and The Threepenny Opera. He has performed contracts for Disney Cruise Line and Universal Studios, Hollywood as well as many credits in commercials and television. As an educator, Matt has taught at VCU, spent several years teaching and directing at the Professional Performing Arts School in mid-town Manhattan and at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford, CT where he helped to develop new musicals and created a summer program in musical theatre. He has directed shows at Theatre 315 and The Secret Theatre in NYC and spent several years directing, choreographing and teaching at Stagedoor Manor. He has taught acting classes at TVI Studios in NYC and guest taught at high schools throughout the United States.
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