Laurel Koerner is a theater artist and educator. She has taught acting at CalArts and scenic design and stagecraft at Dordt College. Within professional theater, Laurel has worked in a number of capacities, including design, management/sales, and technical theater. After completing her M.A. in theater history and theory, her areas of focus became acting and directing (specifically, directing student actors), and she entered the interdisciplinary MFA actor training program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). In addition to teaching and directing, Laurel continues to work in the film and theater industries, developing new works with colleagues in Los Angeles and around the world.