Division of the Arts

Becca Bernard

Visiting Arts Faculty
MFA in theatre pedagogy, directing and choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University; BFA in theatre performance, Virginia Commonwealth University; Post-grad Physical Theatre Studies, Accademia Dell’ Arte. Teaching artist for Theatre Development Fund, The New York City Children’s Theatre, CUNY Master Teacher’s Institute and guest artist/choreographer at Otterbein University and Berea College. Becca is an actor/writer who specializes in physical comedy and devising. She’s worked internationally with such companies as: Parallel Exit in a collaboration with Metropolis Ensemble, The Celebration Barn Theatre, Clowns without Borders, The Zany Umbrella Circus and the NY Goofs. Her self-written solo show was a recipient of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus First of May Award and has appeared in numerous festivals.
Email: bbernard@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Anna Dolan

Theatre Faculty
On leave 2021-2022

Alexis Lambrou

Arts Faculty (Photography Teacher)
B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.A., New York University. Has taught at the International Center of Photography, Sarah Lawrence College’s Social Justice Collective, The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, New York City’s Parks and Rec Centers, Photoville, My Viewpoint (located on the Cheyenne River Reservation). Received support for her teaching through Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Education, NYC Salt, Aperture Foundation, Magnum Foundation, and the Sioux YMCA. Has published in Education Week, The New York Times, and Anthropology Now. From 2012 – 2019 she managed Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship. Teaching and research interests include critical pedagogy, social justice, and recontextualizing archival photographs.
E-mail: alambrou@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2301

Pearl Marasigan

Dance Faculty
B.A., Hofstra University, Dance; M.A., Hunter College Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program. Teaching Artist at Third Street Music School, 2006-present; Teaching Artist at Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theater, 2007-2009; work-study participant at Peridance International School of Dance, 2003-2009; scholarship student at Bates College Dance Festival, 2003; and Participant of Paul Taylor Intensive, 2002. Awarded Rehearsal Grant from Field Artist Residency Program for upcoming HalloHalloInc production. Has performed for Vissi Dance Theater; Forces of Nature; Beth Soll and Company; Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater; and Tamara Saari Dance Collective. Founding director of HalloHalloInc. Approach to teaching dance is inclusive and is a reflection of the fusion of modern dance, ballet, African and Filipino folk dance. 
E-mail: pmarasigan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2092

Seth Ruggles Hiler

Assistant Professor of Visual Art
B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art.  Assistant Professor, Bard High School Early Colleges: Newark, Queens & Manhattan; Adjunct Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pre-College Program; Artist in Residence, Bushwick Abbey, Brooklyn; 2020 Louise T. Archer Artist in Residence in Memphis, TN; Solo exhibitions include: “Landscapes of Seth Ruggles Hiler,” United Nations Global Headquarters, NYC; “New Jersey Emerging Artists Series: Seth Ruggles Hiler-Portraits,” Monmouth Museum, NJ; “East of Orange,” Bergen College, NJ; “Faces of Sage,” SAGE Center Chelsea, NYC; “Portraits on Pine Street,” Gallery 73 See, NJ; “STUDIO VISITS,” DUO Multicultural Center, NYC; and “Transitions” at the ANNEX Arts Space, Brooklyn; and “Painting America,” Throne, Brooklyn.  Two-person exhibition: “Un-Paralled: The Journeys of Bob Hill and Seth Ruggles Hiler,” Art Institute at Maplebrook, Amenia, New York.  Group exhibitions/collaborations include: Brooklyn Academy of Music, X Contemporary Exhibition at Art Basel Miami, Morris Museum, Salmagundi Club, and Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, Canada.
E-mail: shiler@bhsec.bard.edu

Matthew Zimbelmann

Arts Faculty
B.A., Anthropology, Binghamton University and Universidad de Sevilla; B.A. Music, City College of New York; M.A. Composition of Music, The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. Has songs in the network TV series Friday Night Lights and Hart of Dixie,the feature film The Watch, the documentary film Beyond Laughter and Tears, among others. Songwriting and production credits on The Old Nationals (2005) and The Concentrics’ Before All This (2015). Composed a series of chamber works, View from the Bluff (2001-2009). Performance credit on the Sony Pictures Classics feature Manny and Lo score written by John Lurie, conducted by Steven Bernstein. Studied with David Del Tredici, Hubert Howe, David Tronzo, David Fuiczynski, Captain Rich, and Black Diamond. Interests include nature, history, highbrow/lowbrow, strange sounds, and the pursuit of the perfect song.
E-mail: mzimbelmann@bhsec.bard.edu

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