Peter Marciano is a New York-based actor and teacher from Syracuse, NY. He currently teaches in the MFA program at University of Southern California and also serves as the Head of Acting for The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at The New York Film Academy where he has taught since 2015. He is a Designated Linklater Teacher, having studied voice and Shakespeare under master teacher, Kristin Linklater, in Orkney, Scotland. He trained with Louis Colaianni and is a Certified Colaianni Speech Practitioner, specializing in phonetics and dialects. He has most recently performed in St. Lucy of the Eyes, Richard III, If Stars Are Lit, and Twelfth Night. He has taught voice, movement, and acting on three continents, and coached actors appearing on Broadway, off-Broadway and National Tours. He is a Co-Founder of Purple Ribbon Shakespeare, a NYC-based nonprofit theatre company that supports survivors of domestic violence. He holds an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.