Statera Members - Utah
Alexandra Harbold (she/her) is a freelance director, Equity actor, voiceover artist, dramaturg, and teacher based in Salt Lake City. Harbold and Robert Scott Smith founded and share creative leadership of Flying Bobcat, a Theatrical Laboratory which produces and creates performance-based work. She earned her Masters in Theatre Arts (Performance Studies option) from the University of London, Goldsmiths College, and her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (High Honors, magna cum laude) from Middlebury College. She is an alumna of SITI Company's Skidmore Summer Intensive, BADA's Midsummer at Oxford, Michael Howard Studios in NYC, Plan-B Theatre/Meat & Potato Theatre’s Directors’ Lab, and The Field (SLC). Alexandra Harbold is Assistant Professor of Directing in the University of Utah's Department of Theatre.
St. George, UT
Director, Performer, Writer, Educator, Musician, Arts Patron
Kristina Harding (she/her) has been a Singer, Actor, Director and Vocal Coach in the Southern Utah market for over twenty years. She is a founding company member of the Second Act New Works Festival. She is a supporter of the Vagina Project in St. George where she was a featured poet in 2016. She is the Cohost/Producer of On The Arts, a radio show dedicated to the arts in Southern Utah. She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor Degree in Theatre.
Kaitlin Mills (she/her) is an actor, visual artist, activist, and mother. In 2017 she co-founded Women of Will, a theatre company dedicated to producing all-women/non-binary Shakespeare productions. Kaitlin's passion lies in creating spaces for women in the arts, and portraying women of all kinds through her visual art. She has a BFA in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University, and her professional credits include 4 seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival on top of a career as a freelance graphic designer/artist. She is based in Cedar City, UT where she lives with her husband and little boy.
Melinda Pfundstein (she/her) is the Executive Director and co-founder of StateraArts, a director, actor, educator, administrator, advocate for women in the arts, and mother of three young women. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University, where she also completed her undergraduate work in theatre and dance performance. She recently completed her tenure at SUU as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.
Melinda has participated in parity convenings around the country, including the Berkshire Leadership Summit and TCG's Gender Parity Think Tank. She engages with artistic and executive leaders across the country around their equity, diversity and inclusion practices, and has presented on mentorship at TCG's National Conference. Most recently, she directed The Merchant of Venice at the Utah Shakespeare Festival where she has been a company member for 18 seasons. Other select regional credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Skylight and First Stage Children’s Theatre.
A certified Pilates instructor, Melinda formerly owned and operated Breathe Pilates and Wellness in downtown Milwaukee. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.