Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Vladimir Rovinsky

Vladimir Rovinsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Vladimir attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Arts, Russia, graduating with an M.F.A. in Directing. He was also trained in the system of biomechanics, which was created by Vsevelod Meyerhold as a non-realistic physical training
system for actors.

He was co-founder of Studio WE in St. Petersburg from 1991-1993 and was an associate artist at the Turgenev Drama Theatre in Oryl Russia from 1998-2001. Since 1998 he has been co-Artistic Director of Theatre Novi Most (“New Bridge” in Russian), a Russian/American project based in the U.S. and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Vladimir has taught acting, directing and movement in many settings both in the U.S. and Russia. He was assistant professor of Theatre at the University of Montevallo, Alabama from 2003-2007, where he taught performance and directing classes in the B.A./B.F.A. program.

Vladimir has been an assistant professor of theatre at St. Cloud State University since fall of 2008. He earned his tenure and a rank of associate professor in 2013.