Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Education, University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, The Ohio State University
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center
Phil Black Dance and Martha Graham Studio in New York City
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.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Bachelor of Arts (Music Performance), Wake Forest University Master of Music (Jazz Performance), North Carolina Central University
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.
Leslie joined the department in 2001 and received her bachelor’s degree 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 responsible for publicity, marketing, social media, and front-of-house operations for University Theatre productions and Dance concerts. Additionally, she is the Registrar for our Community Ballet program. For information on the season, ticket sales, or venue, please see our Box Office page
Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm and 1-hour prior to curtain
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.
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.