Jackie Apodaca is a professor of acting and head of performance at Southern Oregon University. She has worked as an actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, with companies such as Roundabout Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Summer Repertory Theatre, Elephant Theatre Company, Island Shakespeare Festival, RE:ACT, Modern Media (head of production), Venice Theatre Works (associate artistic director), and Shakespeare Santa Barbara (producing director).
She spent more than a decade at Backstage, where she was a contributing editor. Jackie co-runs the Acting Trainee Program at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is Ashland New Plays Festival associate artistic director. For ANPF, she directed Constellations and The Bottle Tree, and recently played the roles of Kit in EdanEv, the title role in Sofonisba and Beth in Cold Spring.
She has a BFA from UC Santa Barbara and an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.