Russell Saxton

Theatre Education

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Theatre Education
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Russ Saxton recently retired after 35 years as a Theatre Teacher from Dixie High School in Saint George, Utah.   He graduated from BYU in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in English and Theatre Education.  He received a BA in Technical Theatre. He received a Masters of Education from Southern Utah University (1998).  He’s directed, designed and built over 120+ shows. Russ is a recipient of the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education (2003), Utah Theatre Association, High School Theatre Educator of the Year (2011) and Master Teacher Award from UACTT in 2017.   In the fall of 2016 he began the second act of his career at Dixie State University, teaching Theatre Methods to students preparing for careers as theatre educators.  He serves on the UACTT Board, Utah Theatre Association Board the EdTA Collegiate Advisory Committee.


Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah, United States
Master of Education, 1998
1994 To 1998
Dissertation: Classical Female Scenes for High School

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah, United States
BA Theatre and English, 1984
Technical Theatre, Theatre Education, English Education
1978 To 1984

Job History

Dixie State University
Professor of Theatre Education
Saint George, UT, United States
July 2013 - present

Washington County School District
Theatre Teacher
SAINT GEORGE, UT, United States
September 1986 - July 2019