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Giovanna Sardelli

Giovanna Sardelli
Teacher of Acting

Phone: 212 998 1980





BA - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

MFA – NYU Graduate Acting Program

NYU – Graduate Acting Director’s Lab



Giovanna Sardelli is a graduate of NYU’s Director’s Lab. She has directed Rajiv Joseph’s plays, Animals Out of Paper and All This Intimacy (Second Stage), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (The Lark), Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane) and The Leopard and the Fox for Alter Ego Theatre Company. She has also worked on numerous productions of playwright/performer Adriana Sevan’s one-woman show, Taking Flight, directing her for the Sundance Theatre Lab, CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, San Diego Rep and The Goodman Theatre. Giovanna is an Artistic Associate at the Lark Play Development Center where she has directed several Barebones productions including Lynn Rosen’s Apple Cove and their benefit performance of Earth Girls are Easy. Other New York credits include Two Thirds Home for Broken Watch, The Seagull, The Three Sisters, Basking in the Neon (a self-created work about growing up in Las Vegas) and she created/directed A Celebration of the Arts for The Great Hall at Cooper Union. She has also directed The Tempest for The Acting Company and spent two seasons as the Director of The Shakespeare Sedona Institute where she also taught acting and theatre games. Giovanna has directed numerous productions and presentations for various NYU-Tisch School of the Arts departments. She received her MFA in Acting from NYU and worked as a professional actress for a decade in television and theater before returning to train in the department’s Director’s Lab.  In addition to teaching in the Graduate Acting Program, Giovanna also teaches acting in the NYU Department of Dance as well as doing private coaching and workshops.



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