Nichole A. Ferry


Theatre and Dance

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Theatre and Dance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Nikki Ferry (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre specializing in acting performance at Missouri State University. She holds a BFA in acting from Wright State University, an MFA in acting with a classical emphasis from Wayne State University, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. In addition, she has trained extensively with SITI Company in Suzuki Technique and The Viewpoints, The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, Theatrical Intimacy Education, and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia.

Her research and work in Intimacy Direction are efforts to develop a consent-based culture surrounding performance in higher education, as well as work in psychophysical acting pedagogies to assist actors in an integrated approach to acting and voice. She teaches students an integrated, full-bodied, and consent-based approach to acting, voice, and movement by drawing on her training in Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Patsy Rodenburg, and The Viewpoints.

She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.



  • M.F.A., Acting, 2004, Wayne State University
  • Certificate of Completion, 2003, Moscow Art Theatre School
  • B.F.A., Acting, 2001, Wright State University


Certified Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique, 2017, Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium


  • Acting Studio 3
  • Intermediate Voice and Movement
  • Dialects
  • Scene Study

Professional experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Actor’s Equity Association
  • Great Lakes Micheal Chekhov Consortium
  • Voice and Speech Trainers Association
  • Association of Theatre Movement Educators

Research and professional interests

Michael Chekhov

  • Psychophysical Acting Techniques
  • Intimacy Direction
  • Voice Production
  • Dialects

Awards and honors

  • Wilde Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role Comedy
  • Detroit Free Press Award Nomination, Best Actress in a Leading Role Comedy
  • Louise Heck Rabi Playwrighting Competition, Honorable Mention
  • Greenhouse Play Workshop, Purple Rose Theatre Company