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Tracy Bersley

Department of Dramatic Art
Assistant Professor

Tracy Bersley specializes in directing devised and movement based theatre. Tracy has choreographed at theatres such as Lincoln Center, The Public, BAM, McCarter, Williamstown, The Civilians, and Red Bull. She also has served as guest artist/faculty at Yale School of Drama, NYU Tisch, Columbia, Princeton and Juilliard. Tracy runs an artist posse called DDT with two other performers/writers, whose work aims to transform the actor/audience relationship. Tracy received her MFA in Directing (Syracuse), currently serves as co-head of the MFA acting program at UNC/Playmakers Rep, is a member of SDC and a Drama League Fellow.

Her research centers around new knowledge in neuroscience, particularly the way our brain maps our physical experience and how this affects and alters actor training in a digital age. As an extension of this work, she is also applying psychosocial skill sets from theatre to STEM education to increase curiosity, compassion and coping.

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