Zakk Mannella

Graduate Student - MFA Musical Theatre

San Diego State University

Zakk Mannella is proud to be a current graduate student at San Diego State University where he will receive his MFA in Musical Theatre in May of 2024. Originally from Pittsburgh, he is a performer, educator, choreographer, and director that has worked professionally across the country. He is currently a teaching associate at San Diego State University where he teaches Musical Theatre Dance and History of the American Musical. Recent performance credits include: Crime & Punishment (The Old Globe), Children of Eden (SDSU - Cain), Cabaret (SDSU - Cliff), Peter and the Starcatcher (Weathervane), West Side Story (Palace Theatre, PA), and Newsies (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre). Recent choreography/directing credits include: Legally Blonde (KSMT - Choreographer), Into the Woods (KSMT - Director), American Idiot (CCAC - Director/Choreographer), and Spring Awakening (ComCC - Choreographer). In 2015 he received his BA in Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He is thrilled to be continuing his education at SDSU and wants to share endless thanks to his family for always supporting his dreams. IG: @zakkmannella;