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Nicole Mattis


Name Nicole Mattis
Rank Associate Professor
Degrees B.A. Northern Michigan
M.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teaching Interests Acting, Voice and Movement
Office Location 300 Performing Arts Center
Office Phone 301-687-3212

An active member of Actors Equity Association Nicole’s credits include the premiere of Drowning, and ensemble collaboration as a visiting actor at the Central School for Speech and Drama in London. She also played the role of Lydia in the American premiere of Dimetos, by South African playwright Athol Fugard. She performs and directs locally with The Cumberland Theatre and has also performed with the Illinois Repertory Theatre; The Storefront Theatre; The Station Theatre; Texas Shakespeare Festival; and Timber Lake Playhouse. 

At FSU Mattis serves on the steering committees of Women’s Studies and African American Studies, and is the faculty advisor for V-DAY, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised approximately $25,000 since its inception in 2002. In the community she serves as the recording secretary for the Family Crisis Resource Center.

A member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association (VASTA), Mattis attends regular conferences and workshops, and recently earned certification as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (

BA in Theatre and English from Northern Michigan University MFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.