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Laurel Koerner

Professor of Theatre Arts

Laurel Koerner is Professor of Acting and Directing and serves as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department. She holds an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), an MA in Theatre History and Performance Theory from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and BA in Graphic Design and Studio Art from Dordt University.

Laurel's professional and academic theatre credits include acting, directing, scenic painting and scenic design, as well as devising original performance works using ensemble-based methods. She's worked on various projects in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Minneapolis, Wichita, and locally.

Laurel lives in Sioux Center with her husband Ethan and daughter Emelia.