Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance
Natashya Armer-Giardina continues her professional career in Atlanta, Georgia doing theatre, on-camera and voice-over work, teaching and coaching other theatre professionals. Recently, she joined the Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies as part-time faculty teaching theatre classes. Past experiences include performing and teaching in the Chicago area for Our Town Productions, a professional theatre in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois. In completion of her master of fine arts in acting in DeKalb, Illinois at Northern Illinois University in May 2004, Armer-Giardina had the extraordinary experience to study and perform with the acclaimed Moscow Art Theatre. In fulfillment of her MFA she performed roles in Waiting for Lefty, Disguises of Arlecchino, The Laramie Project, A Man’s a Man, Balm in Gilead, and her thesis role, Gabriella in David Edgar’s Pentecost. In addition to receiving this degree, she has a bachelor of fine arts in acting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and has taken several film, auditioning techniques, and business of theatre classes with the private studio, The Audition Studio in Chicago. Professionally, Armer-Giardina has performed as Lampito in Lysistrata with the Side Studio Theatre in Chicago, Kate in Taming of the Shrew and both Puck and Helena in Midsommer Nights Dreame with the New England Shakespeare Festival, and several roles with Our Town Productions. Armer-Giardina has also had the pleasure of performing at the world's largest theatre festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.