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Dale F. Jordan

Published May 22, 2015

Professor & Director of Scenic Design,
School of Theatre
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Professor Jordan received his professional Design training at New York University, (Tisch) School of The Arts. Mr. Jordan has designed for Arena Stage, The Denver Center, The Apollo Theatre, Arena Stage, Studio Arena, Geva Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory Company, Barter Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Whole Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Portland Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Olney Theatre Center, Clarence Brown Theatre, Stage West, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Theatre, Long Island Stage Company, Crossroads Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Metrostage, Denver Civic Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Weston Playhouse, Stanford Center For The Arts, Foothills Theatre Company, 7 Angels Theatre, 2 River Theatre, Queens Theatre In The Park, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Peterborough Players, Florida Studio Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, American Stage, The Citadel Theatre, National Arts Centre, The Canadian Stage Company, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Grand Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, The New Yorker Theatre and the Stanley Theatre.

Dale’s Opera affiliations include San Francisco Opera, Central City Opera, Colorado Opera Festival, Opera Colorado and Opera Florida State University.

New York City credits include Three Mo’ Divas, Cookin’ at the Cookery, Three Mo’ Tenors, BOWFIRE, Sea Marks, Sergeant Ola and His Followers, Hidden Parts, The China Fish, Wilderness of Shur, Alice and Fred, Seasons Greetings, Death of a Miner, Notes from the Underground, Chapel St., Dwelling in Milk, Story Time, Magic Time, Ruby Ruby Sam Sam and Archy and Mehitabel.

International / National Tours include Three Mo’ Divas, Crowns, Cookin’ at the Cookery, Three Mo’ Tenors, BOWFIRE, Forever Plaid and The Diary Of Anne Frank.

National Tours include Forever Plaid and The Diary of Anne Frank with Barter Theatre in Virginia.

Dale Jordan is a member of IATSE / United Scenic Artists #829 for Scenic Design & Lighting Design

In 1999 Professor Jordan was asked to become Director of the Masters Program in Scenic Design for the School of Theatre. During the following year, the Masters Program was redesigned to become competitive at the national level. From 2002 through 2009, FSU’s School of Theatre had the leading Masters Program in Scenic Design in the Southeast Region.

In 2010, Dale accepted a year-long position as Associate Artistic Director of the Barter Theatre in Virginia. In January 2011, Professor Jordan returned to FSU.

Areas of Responsibility

Scenic Design & Lighting Design


  • Professional Design Training– New York University, (Tisch) School of The Arts
  • Teaching– Florida State University (1997-present), University of Florida (1995-1997), University of Iowa (1991-1995), Middlebury College (1990-1991) and Colorado College (1987-1990)

Teaching Areas

Scenic Design & Lighting Design