Maria Cominis has also taught student film directors at the University of Southern California School for Film and Television, and Cal State University-Long Beach, Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Azusa Pacific University, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, the University of Bowling Green, Ohio, and the University of California-Irvine. She studied acting under the tutelage of Uta Hagen as her key student in her master classes, and has taught at HB Studio in New York since 1996, continuing there now in the summers. She has also studied musical theatre in the Manhattan School of Music Professional Workshop, and classical voice. Her professional theatre credits include Threepenny Opera, West Side Story, Into The Woods, and Music Man, and for television One Life to Live, All My Children, and Comedy Central: 2003 Political Satire, and most recently played Mona on Desperate Housewives.
MFA University of California-Irvine; BFA California State University-Long Beach.
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