Drama faculty member Moni Yakim, born in Jerusalem, Israel, is founder and artistic director of the Performance Theater Center’s P.T.C. Training Center. He was a principal performer with the mime companies of Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. He studied at Le Théâtre National Populaire in Paris and performed with Le Théâtre Franco-Allemande. Yakim directed in Israel and Europe. In the U.S., he directed contemporary and classical plays for Yale Rep., the American Shakespeare Festival, Juilliard Drama Theater, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway. He directed an original production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well ... in Village Gate, N.Y. The production was also produced on Broadway, in Europe, Israel, and throughout the U.S. He has directed operas for American Opera Center, the Metropolitan Opera Studio, Boston Concert Opera, Stonybrook Festival, and Lake George Opera Festival. He has received awards for best director of Jacques Brel, L’histoire du soldat. He created movement for Robocop, Robocop 2, and Robocop 3. He is the author of Creating a Character. Yakim is former head of the movement department at Yale Drama School and has worked at Stella Adler Conservatory, and Circle in the Square. Yakim has been a Juilliard faculty member since 1968.