Faculty Bio

Stephen Balantzian

Stephen Balantzian

Title(s): Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Department(s): Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Fashion, Communication


Stephen Balantzian
Contact Information
Phone: 845-688-1589 
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 138 
Links: Website

Degree Information

MFA in Acting, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
BA, SUNY New Paltz  

Courses Taught

Acting I
Acting II
Voice and Diction
Introduction to Acting
Scene Study
Introduction to Theatre
Theatre Workshop 

Primary Area of Expertise

Stephen Balantzian is a professional actor and is the Coordinator of Theatre at SUNY Ulster where he has guided the program since 2009. Stephen is the producer and director of plays in Quimby Theatre, the performance space on the Stone Ridge campus. 

Honors and Awards

Stephen has performed on Broadway with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner (Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard Rogers Theatre), off-Broadway (OHIO Theatre, Theatre Row), and regionally in theatres such as Amphibian Productions in Ft. Worth, TX where he is a company member. He has performed on TV: Law & Order (NBC, Guest Star), Traveler (ABC Television, Co-Star) and has shot national television commercials for Intel, Papa John’s Pizza, Food Network to name a few. 

Other Achievements

Stephen is a board member of SUNY New Paltz’s McKenna Productions and performs locally with Mohonk Mountain Stage Company, Rosendale Theatre Collective, and Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center. 






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