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Tiza Garland

SETC President
In addition to serving as current SETC President, Tiza Garland is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Florida where she is the Coordinator of the Performance Area in the School of Theatre and Dance. Tiza teaches Movement for the Actor, Stage Combat, Period Styles Movement and Dialects. She is a classically trained actor and has trained with the Dah Theatre in Belgrade; Serbia in Grotowski-based work; studied Meyerhold’s Biomechanics with Gennadi Bogdanov; and trained with the United Stuntmen’s Association in Seattle, WA. Tiza is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA). She is also 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 served as Chair of the Movement Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) for five years and Chair of the Leighton Ballew Scholarship Committee for two years. Other past service to SETC includes serving on the Long Range Planning Committee and the Strategic Planning Focus Group. Her experience as a member of SETC’s Executive committee includes two terms as the SETC Vice President of Programming and two terms in the office of Secretary for SETC. Tiza received her MFA in theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University.