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Jerome E. Yorke


Full-Time Faculty


Jerome Yorke is a theatre maker and educator specializing in ensemble-based physical theatre and devising performance. As a faculty member for the University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program (TDPT) he teaches theatre appreciation, acting, voice and movement, and is the faculty advisor for On The Fly improv troupe.

His performance-based study of clown as shaman began with a solo performance entitled Welcome Goodbye and premiered for the TDPT program in 2015. While using puppets in collaboration with Zoot Theatre Co., his directorial debut at UD, And A Child Shall Lead, was chosen by Russell Florence ( as the region’s best collegiate production of a play for the 2015-2016 performance season.

He holds an MFA from Dell’Arte International and his training is rooted in mask, and acrobatics. He is also a core ensemble member of the San Francisco based UpLift Physical Theatre.

Faculty Perspective

The theatre holds a responsibility for a perspective of personal imagination and creativity that is as important as water for sustaining life.


  • Master of Fine Arts in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre, Dell'Arte International
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts, Central Connecticut State University