Faculty

Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt

Technical Director & Designer/Theatre Arts Department

Biography:

Michael is the Technical Director & Designer for the Theatre Arts department.  He received his BA in Performing Arts from Iowa State University and an MFA in Theatre Arts: Design & Technology from the University of Idaho. A theatrical Swiss Army Knife, he does a little bit of everything in the collaborative theatrical environment. From …more about Michael Brandt


Bryon Carr

Ballet Technique Instructor

Biography:

Bryon Carr holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts and has trained, taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. In NYC he has worked with White Wave Rising, Popo and GoGo Boys, Young Soon Kim, The Graham Ensemble, Chen and Dancers and The Erick Hawkins Dance Company. In 2002 he began showing …more about Bryon Carr


Tammi Doyle

Tammi Doyle

Department Chair / Drama Instructor

Biography:

Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Intro., Drama Lit Tammi is the chair of the Theatre Arts Department of Drama and Dance at Bellevue College.  She is past President of the New West (Northwest) Drama Conference and is very active with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.  Tammi received her BA in History from UC Berkeley …more about Tammi Doyle


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Karen Jo Fairbrook

Drama Instructor

Biography:

Acting, Intro, Dialect Coach Karen Jo has been working in the theatre both on and offstage for over 30 years. She earned her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in Acting from University of Washington’s prestigious Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) and has appeared in over 60 productions locally and around the country. While acting …more about Karen Jo Fairbrook


Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson

Ballet & Jazz Dance Instructor

Biography:

Laura Peterson has been sharing her knowledge, skills and experiences with Puget Sound dance students since 1992.  She earned a Master’s in Dance Science from Laban in London, UK and a Bachelor’s of Art in Dance from the University of Washington. Her background in dance includes tap, ballet, modern and many styles of jazz. She …more about Laura Peterson


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Bradetta (Detta) Vines

Drama Instructor

Biography:

Bradetta loves being part of the Bellevue College Theatre Arts team. You may have seen her around Seattle as an actress at The 5th Avenue, Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, The Group, Music Theatre Works and various other companies. She has directed over 40 shows, including three at Bellevue College: Getting Out, …more about Bradetta (Detta) Vines