MEET OUR Current MFA Graduate students!




We are proud to present our current MFA Performance and Tech/Design candidates!


Christina Baroniel (Tech/Design) is a first year MFA student in Design & Technology concentrating her studies in Technical Direction. She graduated from Marshall University in 2014 with a B.F.A in Theatre Performance. Since graduating, Christina has worked regionally as an Actors’ Equity Association affiliated Stage Manager, most recent companies and productions include, Slow Burn Theatre (Tarzan, Bridges of Madison County, Madagascar Jr.), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of La Mancha, Lucky Stiff, Chicago), FAU Festival Rep 2017-2019 (Cabaret, Sister Act, Easy Virtue, Sabrina Fair), and others. Christina is also a Production Coordinator at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.


Rachel M. Bryant (Performance) is from East Point, GA and a graduate of Alabama State University where she received her Bachelors of Arts. Recent productions have been Noises Off as Dotty/Mrs.Clackett, Kyle in Mind Games, Jill in Figment and various devised theatre work.  She is ecstatic about growing with a new ensemble and all that FAU has to offer.


Brian Cox  (Performance) is elated and grateful to be a part of the 2018 MFA Graduate Theatre Program here at FAU. recently from Chicago, IL. He has his B.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Columbia College Chicago. He is classically trained in voice (Tenor).  Theatre credits: GOOD GRIEF- (HANK) Stage 773; Just Me, You and THE SILENCE-(Mathias) Victory Gardens Theatre; RENT -(Benny u/s) Columbia College Chicago; Once on This Island-(Papa Ge) Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre; Les Miserables-(Ensemble) Columbia College Chicago; Once Upon A Mattress-(Ensemble) John A. Logan College; Hot Stuff-(Walter) John A. Logan College; Les Miserables-(Javert) John A. Logan College; The Colored Museum-(The Man) Southern Illinois University; The Magic Flute-(Ensemble) Southern Illinois University; Oh Boy!-(Ensemble) Southern Illinois University. FILM: Truth or Dare, Blake Martin Productions.


Caroline Dopson  (Performance) is from Shreveport Louisiana. She got her BA in theatre at Centenary College of Louisiana. Caroline has also studied at the Gately/Poole Conservatory and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She has been seen in roles such as Mrs. Givings in In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, #2 in The Wolves, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marianne in Constellations, and Sydney in The Altruist.


Aubrey Elson (Performance) is originally from Thousand Oaks, CA. She graduated with a BA in Theatre/minor in International Relations from USC. Since then, she has worked professionally all over North/Central America, performing in several regional productions, national tours, and choreographing professionally as well. Credits include Sillabub in CATS (National/North American Tour, Gateway Playhouse with Ken Page, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse with Taylor Dayne; Musical Theatre West); u/s Rudolph/Clarice/Flight Captain in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer National Tour (with performances as the title character at Madison Square Garden); Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Moonlight Stage); Alice in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Cabrillo Music Theatre); u/s Eliza in My Fair Lady (Gateway Playhouse); Little Sally in Urinetown and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (90X Arts). Aubrey is also a proud member of Actors Equity Association.


Lauren Folland  (Performance) is an actor and singer from Fresno, California where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSU Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts-Acting. Favorite roles include; Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Heather McNamera in Heathers The Musical, Soupy Sue in Urinetown the Musical, Heather Duke in Heathers The Musical, Cinderella in Into The Woods.


Jeremy Hoyt (Tech/Design) is a first year MFA student concentrating in Technical Direction and an employee at Florida Atlantic University since 2010. He has experience in set design and stage management, and has earned Bachelor of Public Management (2015) and Master of Public Administration (2018) degrees at Florida Atlantic University.


Shaye Hurst  (Tech/Design) is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her BFA from Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Georgia. She has spent the last year interning in the costume shop at Florida Studio Theatre located in Sarasota Florida. Costume Design credits include: Deck the Halls, 2017-2018 WRITE A PLAY (Florida Studio Theatre); Julius Caesar, A Piece of My Heart, Dreams of Anne Frank (Armstrong).


Indya Ann Jackson  (Performance) is from Chesapeake, Virginia. She received her B.A. in English Theatre Performance at Norfolk State University. Her previous credits include; "Belle" in  A Christmas Carol at Virginia Stage Company, "The Wiz"  in The Wiz at Virginia Stage Company, and "Alma" from Yellowman at Zeider's American Dream Theatre. She is currently an EMC member, and is honored to be a part of such an amazing theatre program.


Alec Kalled (Performance) is from Wolfeboro NH, and moved to Salt Lake City, UT to work regionally and receive his BFA in Acting from Westminster College. His recent credits include, Machinal (George H. Jones), Spring Awakening (Moritz), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine), The Cripple of Inishmaan (BabbyBobby), Last Night of Ballyhoo (Joe Farkas), Children of a Lesser God (Orin Dennis), The Real Thing (Billy), Ion (Zeus/Messenger), The Whale (Elder Thomas), and Waiting for Lefty (Clayton). Check out his website at:


Christian Mouisset (Performance) is an actor, writer, and hip-hop artist from Lafayette, Louisiana. Christian received his BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the spring of 2018. His university credits include Arcadia (Septimus), The North Plan (Carlton), and ART (Serge-French cast). Christian's professional acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), Tomorrow Morning! (Jack) and Last Train to Nibroc (Raleigh). As a devising/performance artist, Christian has produced commissioned original performance pieces for both The Hilliard Art museum and the UL School of the Arts, as well as presenting selected original work at Festival Internationale de Louisiane. His first full-length piece, a one man hip-hop musical entitled My Stupid Hip-Hop Fever Dream, was produced in April 2018 as a part of UL Lafayette's Second Stage program. Christian will be releasing an EP with selected tracks from the show, entitled The Fever Dream Mix, at the end of this year. 


Kevin Moxley (Performance) received his BA from New York University where he studied English Literature, Educational Theatre, and Creative Writing. While at school he cofounded The Lamplighters, an organization with a mission towards producing high quality performance for young audiences. Since graduating Kevin has worked in arts management with the New Victory Theater and as an acting and creative drama teacher for youth of all ages. He has also performed across the country in a variety of performance mediums including work with Asheville Ballet, Asheville Lyric Opera, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Zilker Theatre Productions, The Paramount Story Wranglers, Shrewd Productions, Something For Nothing Theater, Present Company, and Vortex Repertory Company.


Ryan Page (Performance) originally attended Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. While getting his Diploma in Practical Theology, he performed in the college’s theatre productions, and was an assistant director/booking agent for the department’s touring troupe. Ryan then spent a year in Edinburgh, Scotland working with Youth With a Mission and interning with Cutting Edge Theatre Company, which included a tour of MACBETH performed in Scotland’s castles/historic sites. Later he interned with A. D. Players Theater in Houston, working with actress Jeannette Clift George. In 2008, Ryan graduated with his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has since performed at theatres such as Casa Manana and Dallas Children’s Theater, and taught acting, voice, dance, and modeling (and also directed and set designed) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has also taught acting, dance and voice to students at CFNI Poland, A.D. Players Theatre Arts Academy, International Performing Arts Academy, Dallas Children’s Theater workshops, The Dance Company, and Casa Manana. Member of Actors Equity.