Daniela Varon is a New York-based director and acting teacher and a longtime member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Her work, including Shakespeare, modern classics, contemporary and new plays, has been seen at some forty theater companies around the country. Daniela has taught and guest-directed at Barnard, Bennington, Dartmouth, Emerson, and Smith Colleges and the University of Connecticut, as well as many conservatories and actor training programs, and she has been a Shakespeare specialist with Lincoln Center Theater’s Open Stages program. Daniela is a co-producer, director and moderator of the series Conversations with Shakespeare, which played three seasons at Symphony Space and is in development for public radio. She was Associate Director and co-founder, with Kristin Linklater, of The Company of Women. She is a Drama League Fellow, a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect, an alumna of the LCT Directors Lab, and has taught frequently for The Linklater Center for Voice and Language.