Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Elaina Artemiev


 Elaina graduated from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) with MFA in Directing.

Later she completed Ph.D. at the same institution. She is one of disciples of Maria Knable who was a distinguished Russian Theatre director and the student of Stanislavsky and Michael Chekhov.

Elaina was a founding member of the Tabakov Studio Theatre in Moscow, where she worked for many years before starting a teaching career at the Moscow Art Theatre School (MATS). Many of her students achieved national and international acclaim in Theatre, TV and Movie industries. She moved to the United States and joined Butler University Faculty in 2005. 

Her directing credits at Butler include "The Marriage" by N. Gogol, "Balzaminov's Wedding" by N. Ostrovsky, "The Cherry Orchard" by A. Chekhov, "The Twelfth Night" by W. Shakespeare and others.

Elaina founded the Butler International Theatre Exchange Program and has developed a system to training that incorporates Michael Chekhov's Method, Vakhtangov Research and Stanislavsky System. This unique course is aimed at developing an awakening of actor's imagination, stage awareness and creativity. 

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