Lyuda Kizer

Lyuda Kizer

Adjunct Instructor in Russian and Acting

Vakhtangov Theatre School (Schukin Theatre Institute), Moscow

Lyuda Kizer was born in the Ukraine and trained at the prestigious and highly selective Schukin Theatre Institute at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moskow. She worked as a professional film actor for two years,and  then spent 16 years in the company at the Tolstoy Repertoire Theatre in Lipetsk. While there she performed classical and contemporary plays, creating more than 40 characters, which is quite a feat for a Russian repertory theatre. After marrying an American, she moved to the US in 1993 where she had to learn English and adjust to a whole new culture. She takes every opportunity she can find to perform, Lyuda  participated in a reading of Ionesco's Exit the King with Chicago's Breadline Theatre and the Alliance Francaise.   Lyuda has worked as an actress at Cemetery Walk (she wrote her monologue for the play), and performed at Heartland Theatre in Bloomington in a show titled Russian Dressing. At Illinois Wesleyan, she teaches Acting and Russian language.  In 2007 Lyuda got the certification in M. Chekhov technique from MICHA ( Michael Chekhov Organization)
email lkizer@iwu.edu phone (309) 556-3750 office
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Office Hours
updated January 2013
Monday -
Tuesday 8-9, 11-12
Wednesday -
Thursday 8-9, 11-12
Friday -