Carnegie Mellon University

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Nica Ross Begins First Term as STUDIO Director

written by
Harrison Apple

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry is thrilled to announce new director, Nica Ross (CMU School of Drama). Ross is a long-time collaborator with the STUDIO’s anti-disciplinary programs and has just recently completed a year as co-director with professor of Art, Golan Levin. Ross’s vision for the future of the STUDIO draws from their personal and professional practices in performance and immersive media design as well as their academic experience building the School of Drama’s Video & Media Design program.

They have already spearheaded workshops and presentations at the STUDIO from internationally renowned artists and collectives including Manual Cinema, Wishnok Studio, Eightfinity and Anna Betbeze. Ross’s leadership brings together the STUDIO’s historical culture of boundary pushing open-source play with an invigorating emphasis on live performance, critical theory and socially situated practice.