Christopher Steele received his BA from Reed College as a Dance/Theatre major, and his MFA from Southern Methodist University (Directing). Between his degrees he performed with a Lecoq based physical theatre company, and taught circus for the City of Portland. In 1979 he joined the USF faculty where he teaches directing, acting styles, circus, stage combat, and, when he can, Irish dramatic literature. He has been instrumental in the development and teaching of the departmental honor’s program. His has directed over 50 productions in both professional and academic venues.