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MFA, University of Florida

BA, Luther College


Timothy Pinnow received his Bachelor of Arts in musical theatre and psychology, magna cum laude, from Luther College and went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts in theatre performance at the University of Florida, where he was a Graduate Council Fellow. Pinnow is head of the theatre department. He teaches the Living Arts, Introduction to Dramatic Literature, Drama Performance, Advanced Acting: Stage Combat, Theatre History, Directing, Advanced Acting: Styles in Acting, Self Defense and other courses.

A member of the Actor's Equity Association, a professional director and also a nationally known certified teacher and sanctioned fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors, Pinnow's work has been seen at the Hippodrome State Theatre of Florida, Creede Repertory Theatre, The Old Creamery Theatre Company, Wayside Theatre, Shakespeare-on-the-Rocks, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Durango Shakespeare Festival and the American Southwest Theatre Company, where he was the artistic director for four years.

As a professor with more than 20 years of teaching experience, Pinnow has also held positions at New Mexico State University and St. Olaf College. His teaching interests include acting Shakespeare, period styles, stage combat, dialects and movement for actors. In his spare time, he holds a 6th degree black belt in jiujutsu and is a fanatical fly fisherman.