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Thomas Donnarumma

Thomas Donnarumma

Chair, Fine and Performing Arts
Associate Professor

Office: Iona College Arts Center
Phone: (914) 633-2610
Degrees: MFA, Brooklyn College
BFA, The City College of New York

Professor Thomas Donnarumma has founded the theatre program and developed the full curricula in theatre for the Fine and Performing Arts Department. He also founded and directs the Iona College Theatre Ensemble. At Iona College, Donnarumma has produced and directed dramatic works that span all genres and eras. These include “Othello” by William Shakespeare, “A Doll's House” by Henrik Ibsen, “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard and “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller. Outside of the Iona College community, he has been both a performer and a director in more than 85 productions in the New York area and throughout the country. He has performed with the Jean Cocteau Repertory Company, New Dramatists and The Irish Repertory Company. As a director, Professor Donnarumma has worked with The Township Theatre Group and Shakespeare Saturdays.
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Hannah Park, Ph.D.

Hannah Park

Assistant Professor
Office: Iona College Arts Center
Phone: (914) 633-2629
Degrees: Ph.D., Dance Education, Temple University
Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Temple University
MFA, Dance Performance and Choreography, New York University
BFA, Dance, State University of New York, Purchase
Diploma, Contemporary Dance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Certification, Laban/Bartinieff Movement Analysis
Certification, Teacher of BodyMind Dancing™
Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hours)

Dr. Hannah Park is a dance educator, dance advocate, artist, movement specialist, researcher, and administrator. Her current research interests include embodied pedagogy, dance and diversity education and curriculum development, dance and social justice, and community interaction through dance, particularly for the underserved population.
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Thomas Ruggio

Thomas Ruggio

Assistant Professor
Office: Iona College Arts Center
Phone: (914) 633-2628
Degrees: MFA, Queens College (CUNY)
BA, Queens College (CUNY)

Professor Thomas Ruggio has been teaching and writing courses in Fine Art and Art History for more than 15 years on the college level. His research and teaching interests include the history and techniques of the great Italian old masters. In 2011, he founded the Studio Borgo art program in Lucca, Italy, for which he served as director and lead faculty. As an artist, Thomas Ruggio’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Italy, Germany and Mexico, some of which is included in American and European public and private collections.

Iona Theatre

Selection from The Iona College Theatre Ensemble