Although he initially intended to pursue acting as a hobby, Dale A.J. Rose has been
successfully teaching, acting, and directing for more than half of his life. While studying at Michigan State University, he took courses in preveterinary medicine, psychology, child psychology, speech therapy, and finally, acting and dance. After obtaining a Bachelor of Art and Master of Art from Michigan State, he began his career in
1968 as a performing arts coordinator with the Michigan State Arts Council for the Arts (now Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs). In 1973, he ventured into theater education for nearly 30 years with various professorships at the University of South Florida, Southern Methodist University, and in the theatre department at the University of Missouri.
Since 2005, Mr. Rose has simultaneously served as a master teacher of acting at The Actors Center in New York, the associate artistic director of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and the director of performance training at the University of Connecticut. In 2008, he also became certified in the Meisner Technique through the True Acting Institute.
Throughout his prolific career as a performer and educator, Mr. Rose also served as a co-host, theater and film critic for CBS Broadcasting, Inc., and as a host and commentator for The Bergmann Films at WUSF-TV from 1973 to 1976. During that time he also founded the Alice People Theater Company in Tampa, Florida, where he served as artistic director from 1974 to 1977. In 1979, he co-founded Stage #1 in Dallas, Texas and served as director until 1985. He also taught at the George Morrison Studio and the Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop in New York from 1981 to 1983; was artistic director of the Plaza Theatre Company from 1983 to 1984; and finally, director of the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas from 1986 to 1990. As a dedicated professional in his field, Mr. Rose has had the pleasure of teaching, directing, and working with people who have gone on to have notable careers such as Earle Hyman, Morgan Freeman, and John Goodman.
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