Staff Directory

callie-hartzCallie Hartz, Acting Instructor & Theatre Director

Ms. Hartz is the acting teacher and theatre director at University High School. She joined our faculty in 2016.


B.F.A. in Theatre and Speech
M.F.A. in Acting

Past Experience

Managing Artistic Director, Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project
Instructor (Acting and Directing), IUPUI
Teaching Artist, Indiana Repertory Theatre


Three off-Broadway credits
Voiceover for several Nintendo games
Regular on The Bob & Tom Show

Courses Taught in 2018-19

Acting for Everyone
Dance Appreciation
Theatre Production
Public Speaking

What do you like about working at University High School?

I like working at University High School because of the creative culture that inspires me to continue my own craft and education, in turn making me a more well-rounded and relevant teacher to the students and their craft I get to nurture. I feel lucky to get to work with such smart and wonderfully creative kids.

Personal Information

In my adult life, I have lived in Los Angeles for three years, Vancouver, BC, Canada, for two years, and New York City for five years, and almost a year in Colorado, working as an actor, stand-up, and production assistant for both theatre and film. I have been in several “B-horror” films and have directed four films. I live in Broad Ripple with my husband, Dustin Hartz, our daughter, Pearl, and our fish, Quesadilla. Outside of the theatre world, I love crime police academy movies, Matlock, and Elvis Presley.

Contact Callie

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 110