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Undergraduate Faculty Bio
Jamie Cunningham
Undergraduate faculty
413 Academy Street, #236
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 917-664-3817
Fax: 302-831-3673
​Jamie Cunningham is a native of Toronto with honors degrees (BA and MA) in English Literature and Drama from the University of Toronto and has studied and performed as both an actor and dancer. He studied acting, voice (under Iris Warren), dance and directing at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as yoga, tai chi and dance in New York.
 
His choreography credits include Twelfth Night and Don Giovanni at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival, Lorca’s Yerma for Canadian television, and over two dozen of his own works. He has created pieces for performance spaces ranging from proscenium theatres to swimming pools to the mall in Washington DC to the steps of the US Treasury Building on Wall Street. Introducing elements of acting, singing and music, as well as dance, several of these pieces have been designed for performance by a company with up to 150 volunteers, dancers and non-dancers alike. 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.
 
Mr. Cunningham 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.  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.