"You and Robert Altman are my favorite directors."
-- Sally Kellerman
After hiring Stefan to teach a Master Class in Cirque Techniques for the Actor, The Tisch School of the Arts invited him to return as a guest director. The resulting original student production balanced comedy, romance, beauty, and power, and was an overwhelming success.
Stefan has been hired as a master teacher for eight Cirque du Soliel shows worldwide.
He renews the spirits of performers working under grueling schedules by leading them to deeper emotional connections and heightened comic awareness.
Stefan challenged and beguiled the second year MFA acting students to triumph over their personal limitations. The resulting increase in their freedom of expression and the power of their performances won him recommendations and future teaching invitations.
Stefan came to San Bernardino to teach Voice and Speech. Realizing there was no opportunity for public performance in the curriculum, he mentored his students through the process of creating an original class production that culminated in a University-wide event.
"Your work with our studio class was a welcome shock to our systems. Initially terrifying, progressively challenging, and energizing. You reminded us of the joy in this work."
-- Cal Arts Student