Niffer Clarke

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Niffer Clarke is an accomplished Theatre/Voice Instructor and Coach, Director and performer. As a professional actor, she has appeared Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country. Her directing and teaching career is just as extensive and wide-ranging. In Milwaukee, where she’s currently based, Niffer’s directed for First Stage (two world premiere musicals), Marquette University, Cardinal Stritch University, and Splinter Group. She’s also an adjunct professor at Marquette University, teaching Musical Theatre Audition and Performance Techniques. She co-founded the Conservatory of Performing Arts in Florida, where she taught Acting, Musical Theatre, Music Theory and maintained a private voice and coaching studio. In New York, Niffer directed and choreographed productions in both the public and private school arenas. She has taught and directed numerous summer theatre programs in Florida as well as  in Milwaukee. She continues to coach privately and teach Acting the Song  and audition Workshops for high school, university and professional students throughout the country. Niffer’s recently taken her successful Workshop insights and expertise to the internet giving actors the tools to feel fully present and perfectly authentic in every audition (Present Perfect Coaching). More fun stuff: Niffer can be heard on the Adding Machine original cast recording (PS Classics), Meet The Robinsons soundtrack (Walt Disney Pictures), as well as with the legendary alt-rock band They Might Be Giants. Her debut solo album, Beyond The Ingenue, is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CDBaby.