Eliza Klinger – Managing Director, Development, and Marketing

Eliza joined the NCD family as the Managing Director in 2016, by way of.  She comes  of Minneapolis, where she worked as a Video Lead recording forensic interviews at a Children’s Advocacy Center (CornerHouse).  Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Eliza was a director, teacher, and performer in Portland, Oregon.  Eliza worked with Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Many Hats Collaboration, Tightrope Theatre, Staged! Musical Theatre, and Polaris Dance Theatre, to name a few favorites. 

In 2011, Eliza received an Outstanding Leading Actress Drammy Award and an Outstanding Ensemble Drammy for her performance in Songs for A New World co-produced by Staged! and Miracle Theatre. As a director, she has staged traditional, devised, and adapted works in both professional and academic settings.  Her favorite role to date was a Dot in Sunday in the Park with George. 

Eliza has taught voice, movement, clown, and mask courses for Rutgers University, the Universidad Autonoma de Hidalgo in Mexico City, Pacific University, and Cumberland County College in New Jersey. She holds an M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from the Dell'Arte International School in Blue Lake, CA and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.