Presenter Profile

Justin Walvoord

Guest Artist, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Education Team

JUSTIN WALVOORD is a Teaching Artist & Education Program Coordinator, Teacher Professional Development with the Denver Center for The Performing Arts Education Team. He has worked as a professional actor coast to coast in theatre, television, film, commercials, voice over work and as atmosphere talent. Over the last 35 years Justin has performed with various companies including: DCPA Theatre Company, Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre, Aurora Fox, TheatreWorks (Colorado Springs), Frequent Flyers, Queens Theatre in the Park, Algonquin Theatre, Magic Theatre, Kennedy Center, Baltimore Theater Project, Vermont Stage Company, South Coast Repertory, Smithsonian Institute- Discovery Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Disneyland Resort-CA and more. Television/Film credits: “Law and Order: CI” and Looking for Sunday. Recent directing credits include: Technical Difficulties (HS Playwriting Finalist DCPA Education) Judevine, The Man of Mode (Denver School of the Arts) He has taught acting, improvisation, movement and physical comedy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Education Department, the Professional Performing Arts School (NYC) as well as Denver School of the Arts. He received his BA from California State University, Fullerton and his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.

Justin's Workshops

    Physical Storytelling – Clowning

    Beginning, Intermediate, / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    Get ready to learn some classic clowning routines in this fast passed Physical storytelling workshop. Students will explore some of the ins and outs of basic clowning through a variety of activities, exercises, routines and small projects. Red noses and large shoes are only a small part of clowning and this workshop will examine the various types of clowns and they’re vast comical opportunities. Get ready to move and create because it's time to invite your own inner clown to come out and play!

    Stock Characters of Commedia Dell Arte

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    Get ready to laugh, cry, fall over and throw tantrums in this fast passed Commedia workshop. Discover the origins of character by delving into Commedia Dell Arte’s Stock Characters. This fast passed physical workshop will have everyone interacting with one another and moving about the space. Improvisation is the base of Commedia and will be our playground.