Nicole Cowans

Assistant Professor - Voice and Speech

Department of Theatre

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Department of Theatre

Born in Virginia, raised in Puerto Rico, and Alaska grown; I am an Afro-Latina fluent in English and Spanish. My culturally unique upbringing fuels a deep desire to positively impact the world through performance and healing arts. Art has the ability to facilitate amazing things in the world, and I am most passionate about work that moves and inspires people to be more empathetic and inclusive.

As an actor, I am proud to be professionally represented for voice-over by Atlas Talent Agency, and commercially by A3 Artists Agency. As an educator, I’ve taught at; University of California Irvine, Center Theatre Group, Pacific Residence Youth Conservatory, Laselle College of Arts in Singapore, The Open City Acting Studio, Seydways Acting Studio, Cal State University Fresno, Institut D’l Teatre in Spain, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and Adishakti Labratory for Theatre Arts Research in India.

  • MFA in Drama at University of California Irvine
  • B.A. in Theatre, a B.A. in Psychology, and a Minor in Music (vocal performance) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Institut D’l Teatre, in Barcelona Spain.