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Born in Tokyo, Japan, Miho studied at the Advanced Computing Center or Arts and Design and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University in 1998. She is currently teaching digital art at University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a joint faculty of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center . Her art works have been exhibited at Well Street Art Gallery (Fairbanks, AK), MTS Gallery (Anchorage, AK), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), University of Alaska Museum of the North and Aichi Prefecture Ceramics Museum (Japan). Her computer generated images received the Grand Prize of TORAY Digital Creation Awards 2007. Miho participated in multimedia performances and created computer generated graphics for collaborative projects. Recently, she has been involved in Another Language Performing Arts Company's long-distance, collaborative InterPlay performances. Her computer generated animation is shown on on PBS Alaska One and also in PBS NOVA (WGBH Boston) television broadcasts.
Guest Artist - Performance and Directing
Theatre & Film
Born and raised in New York City, Daniel Ponickly graduated from New York University
with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Government, then moved to Los Angeles
in 2006 to create several arts-in-education organizations.
Through his Dance Education Project, Daniel brought dance to hundreds of schools and dozens-of-thousands of students across the US, while also serving as a Dance and Performing Arts Specialist with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
As a performer, Daniel has appeared on stages across the country, from MidSummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center to the Kodak Theater's 80th Annual Academy Awards in LA.
Film and Television work includes: Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom (2006), as well as having produced, written, and starred in the feature films Raw Cut (2012), and Mining for Ruby (2013), in partnership with UAF.
Daniel also serves as the Executive Director of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
Indigenous Media Assistant Professor
Shared with Alaska Native Studies Department.
Fine Arts, Music, 208
Carrie Baker is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild-American/Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and a founding company member of New York City’s Coyote REP. New York Theatre acting credits include: New Age Classics, New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYU Festival of New Works, Manhattan Theatre Source, Coyote REP. Regional Theatre: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Summer Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Potomac Theatre Project, Washington Stage Guild, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. TV: Guiding Light, Ed, commercial voiceovers. Film: Mining for Ruby, The Messenger, AlaskaLand, Chronic Town, Eat Me. Directing credits include: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Stop Kiss, Speech & Debate, How I learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Three Days of Rain (Theatre UAF), Turandot (Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra), The Taming of the Shrew (Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre), Verdi and the Bard and The Telephone (Opera Fairbanks). Carrie holds a B.A. in Theatre/English from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
Originally from New York, Kade served as lighting supervisor for The Acting Company's national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream and taught at Smith College in Massachusetts. An award-winning lighting designer, Kade has designed numerous productions for the stage, television news, dance, and the United States Olympic Ice Sculptures trials. He teaches courses in Lighting and Technical Theatre. Hobbies include photography and multimedia presentations; he is the owner of Multimakers Multimedia design company. Kade has completed the second version of his multimedia CD / textbook replacement: Theatrical Lighting Design Interactive which is on sale internationally and on Amazon.com, as well as version 1 of Theatrical Sound Design Interactive, a DVD. In 2009 Kade received an Outstanding Advisor Award at UAF. He was honored to receive a 2004 Aurora Award: Platinum Best of Show 2004: Entertainment for his interactive sci-fi DVD adventure Water Stealers. In 2004 he won the distinguished Usibelli Award for Service - UAF's highest honor. kade.TheatricalDesign.com/
Maya has been involved with the UAF theatre department since 2001. Her courses include, "Previsulization and Pre-Production for Film", "Let's Make a Movie", "Fundamentals of Film Directing", "Movies and Film", Advanced Film Directing", and "Cross-Cultural Filmmaking". Feature-Film production credits include co-Producer for Chronic Town (2008) featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Associate Producer for Dear Lemon Lima (2009), Producer for Alaskaland (2011) Director of Photography for The Messenger, and executive producer of Mining for Ruby (2013). The publication "Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research" manual and multimedia DVD features the video work of Salganek and her students. She also served as a section editor and contributor for the book North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska's Changing Social-Ecological Systems.
Rebecca recently directed Macbeth for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Other directing credits include Opera Fairbanks’ Trouble in Tahiti, Rumpelstiltskin, Pizza Con Funghi and Verdi and the Bard, Theatre UAF’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Winter Bear Project, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s Misalliance, and Hyperion Theatre Company’s Manahattanpotamia, NEM and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Rebecca has performed with Perseverance Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Hyperion Theatre Company, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Stage Company, and The Clarence Brown Theatre. Rebecca has an MFA in performance from the University of Tennessee, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and is a Hatha Yoga instructor.
Scene Shop Manager
Fine Arts Scene Shop, 220
Costume Shop Manager
Theatre and film have been a big part of Stephanie's life ever since returning to college in 2011 to study acting. As a student, she performed this department's productions of All In The Timing and The Flu Season. Stephanie's interest in costuming blossomed when she became a student worker in the the costume shop in 2014 and began learning not just about costume construction but also the design process from Bethany Marx and Jerene Mosier. This knowledge led her costume design Theatre UAF's Stop Kiss and Titus Andronicus with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. In 2018, Stephanie was hired as Costume Shop Manager and she couldn't be more thrilled to continue making costumes and working with such fabulous people.