Born in Santa Cruz, California and raised all around the Bay Area, Noah’s love of theatre was fostered by his grandmother’s fondness for classic cinema. After his first performative experience as The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (at just five years old) he became “hooked” on telling stories. Noah’s passion for theatre led him through a wonderful academic journey starting at the Art Quest Program at Santa Rosa High School. From there he studied at Santa Rosa Junior College, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (Actor Training), Cornish College of the Arts (BFA), The University of California; Santa Cruz (MA), and the University of Idaho (MFA).
He has worked as an actor, director, intimacy choreographer, fight choreographer, and teaching artist throughout the United States. On the Central Coast he has worked at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Jewel Theatre Company, and The Western Stage. Some of his recent highlights include: co-directing and intimacy choreography for NCTC’s Macbeth, associate directing EnActe Arts touring production of The Jungle Book; Rudyard Revised, assistant directing and fight choreography for An Iliad at the Jewel Theatre Company and intimacy directing the world premiere of The Formula; Santa Cruz Shakespeare.
In addition to his artistic work, he also serves as a Lecturer in Drama in the Performance, Play, and Design department at University of California, Santa Cruz.As multi-hyphenate theatre artist Noah’s work is deeply rooted in finding ways to find kindness and consent through theatre making. When he’s not working on a theatrical project or teaching, Noah finds joy in photography, spending time with his family (including his wild brood of dogs) and of course watching classic films.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Directing & Pedagogy
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
PACIFIC CONSERVATORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
Certificate of Completion
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FIGHT DIRECTORS
Recommended Pass in 3 weapon styles.
Rapier and Dagger - 70+ hours of training
Broadsword - 70+ hours of training
Unarmed - 70+ hours of training
Current Certificate: Jan 2022 - January 2025
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Blended Adult Mental Health First Aid USA via National Council for Mental Wellbeing
December 2021 – December 2024
COVID-19 COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Certified June 2021
CULTURAL RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE
University of Idaho
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING