Instructor of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy
M.F.A., Physical Theatre, Dell'Arte school of Physical Theatre; B.A., Theatre and Anthropolgy, Beloit College
Gulshirin is originally from Bombay, India. Having gotten her B.A. in Theatre and Anthropology from Beloit College and her M.F.A. in Ensemble based Physical Theatre from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre she works within the pedagogy of theatre practitioner Jacques Lecoq (physical theatre, commedia dell’Arte, melodrama, clown, street theatre and devised work) and has performed at several festivals and institutions in India and the US. Having a strong interest in Eastern forms of theatre and the anthropology of theatre, she started studying Japanese Noh theatre with Rick Emmert (Kita School) and the late Mitsuo Kama (Ko School) in 2002 at the Noh Training Project and joined the only English-language Noh company, Theatre Nohgaku in 2008. She is also a performer and board member of Clowns without Borders and has worked and directed at institutions such as University of Michigan, Washington and Lee, Northern Illinois University, Calvin College, Notre Dame University and University of Georgia to name a few.