Faculty & Staff

Cheryl Brodzinsky

CHERYL BRODZINSKY
Theatre Instructor

 

Cheryl has been working as a scenic designer, props master, and scenic painter in the Denver theatre community since 2014. She moved to Denver after completing her MFA in Theatre Arts, emphasis in Scenic Design, at San Francisco State University. Some of her recent scenic designs include The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Vintage Theatre in Aurora, and Pygmalion with Phamaly Theatre Company. She was recently featured as an Artist in Residence at the Denver Art Museum. Cheryl's love of theatre began with ballet lessons at age 4. In high school she performed twice in the Oakland Ballet Company's performance of The Nutcracker as a Gingersnap. It was while pursuing a Bachelor's of Architecture and studying abroad in Italy that she was first introduced to the world of set design through a shadowing opportunity with the Florence International Theatre Company. In addition to teaching at RRCC and at Metro State in Denver, Cheryl works with a number of theatre companies in the metro area, including Phamaly Theatre Company, Vintage Theatre and The Edge Theatre. Her work can be seen at www.cherylbrodzinsky.com

Kelly Jo Eldredge

KELLY JO ELDREDGE
Department Chair

 

Kelly Jo Eldredge is the department chair for the Theatre Arts & Dance department. She enjoys teaching a wide variety of theatre courses here at RRCC, as well as directing many RRCC productions. She received her master’s from New England Conservatory in Boston and began her professional career in opera. Kelly Jo soon moved to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre and has performed lead roles on national Broadway tours and in regional theatre throughout the U.S. and Canada. After many years on the road, she decided to retire her suitcase and live closer to family in beautiful Colorado. Kelly Jo is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), Dramatists Guild, and a former board member of the Colorado Theatre Guild.

Gail Gober

GAIL GOBER
Technical Director, Theatre Instructor

 

Gail Gober has been a lighting designer in the Denver area for over 29 years. Many of those years were spent as the lighting designer at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. During that time, Gail was nominated for ten Outstanding Lighting Design awards and won five. Along with teaching and designing at Red Rocks Community College, Gail works with Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids. She has also taught at the Denver School for the Arts.

KRISTINA JOHNSON

KRISTINA JOHNSON
Theatre Instructor

 

Kris is a recent graduate of Red Rocks Community College Theatre Arts and Dance, where she earned an Associates of Applied Sciences with a focus in Costuming and Technical Theatre. She is also an alumnus of the Professional Sewing and Fashion Design Program at Emily Griffith Technical College. She has been a member of the Colorado Cosplay and Belly Dance communities for several years, where she has used her learned expertise to bring her favorite characters to life. She has also helped others in the creation of historical and custom characters for re-enactments and costuming groups, three of which have been accepted into the Colorado chapter of the Dark Empire.

ROB LOWE
Pianist

Rob has been a professional pianist and music director for 28 years. He has performed/music directed shows at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Arvada Center for Performing Arts, and the Cherry Creek Theatre Company. Rob has also performed/music directed musicals in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his music theatre background, Rob also works as a professional choral accompanist, teaches voice and piano privately, plays in a premier wedding band, has a jazz piano trio and performs regularly at Mil Hi Church in Lakewood. 

KEVIN SNYDER

Theatre Instructor/Director

Kevin Snyder (he/him/his) is a New York-based actor and director joining us this semester as an adjunct professor and guest director of The Lightning Thief. Kevin graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.F.A. in acting. His credits include An Ideal Husband and The Comedy of Errors (The Alpha NYC), The Last Five Years (Equity Library Theatre of New York), and Tecumseh! (Tecumseh Outdoor Drama)."