Actor and director Heather Corwin doesn’t just talk the talk, she moves. After nearly a decade performing and directing in Los Angeles, the assistant professor and head of movement for actor training at NIU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts shares her real world experiences with a future generation of thespians.
Corwin earned her bachelor’s in fine arts from Millikin University, her master’s from Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Integrating more than a dozen philosophies, Corwin uses her extensive knowledge of anatomy and applied kinesiology to train strong, supple and physically alert actors.
Emotional intelligence and the relationship between that and actor training, Meisner Acting Method, somatic psychology, clinical psychology, empathy, theory of mind, affect/emotional regulation