JANET HALEY (Actor) is an Associate Professor of Theatre at The University of Michigan-Flint, specializing in physical approaches to actor training, directing, and ensemble theatre-making. She holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin, is an active member of Actors' Equity Association, and a proud native of Flint, MI. Janet has appeared on the Flint Rep stage as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (receiving "Best Actress in a Drama" Wilde Awards for both productions), and has also played Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, and The White Witch in Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Janet is also an Artistic Associate with Michigan Shakespeare Festival, and for 14 seasons has played over 35 roles that run the spectrum of maids, mothers, madwomen, and magicians; and she received a Wilde Award for her portrayal of "Jaques" in MSF's 2016 production of As You Like It. Janet has performed with Williamston Theatre, Nicely Theatre Co, Seattle Public Theatre, Book-It Rep in Seattle, Harlequin in Olympia WA, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Performance Network and Cornerstone Theater in Los Angeles. Professionally, she’s directed several productions, including The Jungle Book and The Adventures of Huck Finn (both Wilde Award Nominees for Best TYA), and 9x Nourished at the Flint Farmers' Market (script by Michael Rohd). At UM-Flint, Janet has directed 17 theatre productions. Janet has trained in Viewpoints and Suzuki practices with SITI Company of NYC continuously for the past 16 years, as well as Pacific Performance Project/east, and Peter Kyle Dance of NYC.