CFA Faculty Biography

Tiza Garland
School of Theater + Dance
Associate Professor
Specialization: Movement

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226 McGuire Pavilion, P.O. Box 115900
Gainesville, FL 32611

TIZA GARLAND is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Florida where she teaches in the MFA, BFA, and BA programs.  Her primary teaching responsibilities including teaching the Movement for the Actor courses, Stage Combat, Period Styles Movement, and Dialects. 

Professor Garland has taught various movement and stage combat workshops and Master Classes at universities across the country including Michigan State University, Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, Western Michigan University, Georgia College and State University, Rhodes College in Memphis, TN., as well as workshops at state theatre conferences and at the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Professor Garland has a varied movement training background. She is a classically trained actor and has trained  with the Dah Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia in Grotowski-based work, she has studied Meyerhold's Biomechanics with Gennadi Bogdanov, as well as trained with the United Stuntmen's Association in Seattle, Washington. She has attended the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, Colorado where she trained in various aerial dance techniques and apparatus.  Professor Garland is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA).

Professor Garland is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), a Certified Teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC), and a Senior Teacher with Dueling Arts International. She is Past-Chair of the Movement Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), a member of ATME (Association of Theatre Movement Educators and VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association).


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