, a native of Toronto with honors degrees (BA and MA) in English Literature and Drama from the University of Toronto, has studied and performed as both an actor and dancer.
In 1980, Mr. Cunningham
directed and choreographed the Opera St. Louis production of Brecht-Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, featuring his
own company members.
has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
, the New York State Council on the Arts
, The Creative Artists Public Service Program, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
and the American Dance Festival.
He has been a member of the faculty of the Pratt Institute for the past 19 years and is currently on the Faculty of the Professional Theatre Training Program of the University of Delaware where he teaches acting, directing, voice and movement to graduate and undergraduate theatre students.
During the 1980's he
directed productions of As You Like It, Private Lives, The 3 Penny Opera and What the Butler Saw, as well as the North American preview of the award-winning English play The Harlot's Curse.
Ms. Croll and Jamie Cunningham
continue to perform their ongoing project From the Horse's Mouth
, produced for the past 12 years around the US and Canada in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto and Honolulu, as well as Jacob's Pillow and the American Dance Festival.