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About Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl, MFA

Teresa is a master teacher who specializes in helping others tell their stories with impact. Whether in the classroom, the rehearsal hall, or the boardroom, Teresa facilitates the realization of effective communication. Teresa's professorial focus is performance classes, including Directing, Voice, Media Communication, and Acting. She serves as Artistic Director for the Department of Theater, either producing or directing all mainstage shows. To date, she has directed over 25 productions at St. Kate's. Teresa is a sought-after Executive Communication Coach, whose clients include Target, Cargill, the Minnesota Vikings, Deluxe Corporation, Polaris, United Health, General Mills, Marshall Field's, and WellSpan Health. She has served as a Visiting Professor at Macalester College, Hamline University, and the University of St. Thomas. Teresa engages in the Twin Cities' professional theater scene as a voice and dialect coach, having worked with a range of companies including The Jungle Theater, Park Square Theater, History Theater, and The Children's Theater Company. Additionally, she has an expertise in improvisation and worked as a company member for ComedySportz and Dudley Rigg's Brave New Workshop. Her current area of scholarly inquiry is in the field of healthcare improvisation. She recently completed a Train-the-Trainer seminar at Northwestern University in Medical Improvisation that centered on using improvisational techniques as a pathway for strengthening the communication and teamwork capabilities of healthcare professionals. She is currently engaged in writing curriculum for courses in healthcare improvisation for the St. Kate's and broader external community.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Chair Theater Department, St. Catherine University Theater Department
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Curriculum Vitae



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Education

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1986 MFA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, Magna Cum Laude ‐ Master of Fine Arts, Acting/Voice
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6683

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