Theatre and Dance Staff


Lara Ianni
iannil@wfu.edu
336-758-4108
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Lara Ianni
Academic Coordinator

Lara is an accomplished administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in high level office administration and operations, including work in the legal, financial, real estate, and education sectors.  Additionally, she is a professional actor, musician, and teaching artist working in theatre, film and television.  Teaching appointments have included Utica College (Adjunct Lecturer), LeMoyne College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and Geva Theatre Center.  Lara holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.

 

Ryan McCollum
Ryan McCollum
mccollrs@wfu.edu
336-758-3952
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Ryan McCollum
Instructional Technology Specialist

Mr. McCollum graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and later received his Master of Music in Jazz Performance from North Carolina Central University.  Mr. McCollum has been on the staff at Wake Forest since 2009, previously working as an audio-visual technician for Brendle Recital Hall and Wait Chapel before becoming the Instructional Technologist for the music, theatre and dance departments.

 


Richard Williams
williara@wfu.edu
336-758-5294
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Richard Williams
Academic Coordinator

Mr. Williams has been on staff at Wake Forest with the Department of Theatre and Dance since August, 2012.  He had served previously for a number of years as a senior secretary/program assistant with the Florida State University, School of Music, and more recently as an accounting assistant and data entry specialist in the private sector.

 

University Theatre Staff

Thomas Williams
williat@wfu.edu
336-758-5296
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Thomas Williams
Technical Director


Mr. Williams studied Technical direction at Chicago State university. He worked for companies such as The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Triad Stage, Majestic Scenic, Festival Stage of Winston Salem and has done Sound Engineering and rigging work at Imagine Design and Production.

 


Alice Barsony
barsonab@wfu.edu
336-758-5083
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Alice Barsony
Costume Studio Manager

Costume Shop Hours: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

 


Clare Parker
parkerr@wfu.edu
336-758-5083
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Clare Parker
Costume and Wardrobe Assistant

Ms. Parker is a theatrical costumer working as the Assistant Costume Studio Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor at Wake Forest University.  She has worked for theater companies including The Washington National Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Serenbe Playhouse, Triad Stage, and Peppercorn Theater.  Ms. Parker received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017, where she now also teaches Costume Design.

Costume Shop Hours:
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

 

Leslie Spencer
Leslie Spencer
spenceld@wfu.edu
336-758-1997
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Leslie Spencer
Audience Services Coordinator

Ms. Spencer received her BA in Arts Management from Salem College. She supervises the Theatre Box Office staff, who handle all ticket sales for the theatre and dance events.  She is also responsible for publicity and marketing for University Theatre productions.For information on the Season, ticket sales, or venue, please see our Box Office page.

See also: Theatre and Dance Faculty, Emeriti Faculty