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Anuschka Jaenicke is a graduate from the University of Florence School of Law and completed her two years of forensic traineeship working for law firms in the city of Turin. In addition she holds a Master Degree in Childhood Studies from the Freie Universitaet of Berlin’s Faculty of Educational Science while working for several projects in the field of educational management.

Anuschka’s work experience includes the Goethe-Institut of Turin where she collaborated in activities such as the theatre project Lingue in Scena and Al lavoro col tedesco. In Berlin, Anuschka worked for pedagogical projects of the foundation Ein Quadratkilometer BIldung in the district of Neukoelln focusing on multiculturalism in educational enviroments.

Anuschka loves to do morning yoga on the ADA Teatrino’s rooftop. If you are an early bird, you are more than welcome to join her there.


Administrative Director of Graduate Studies and European Development

Robert Shryock

As Director of Communications and Recruiting, Bob Shryock directs and manages all marketing and US recruiting for the Accademia dell’Arte. Previously, he was a creative producer and project manager in the advertising industry.

A graduate of the Accademia’s first MFA in Physical Theatre cohort, Bob is also a professional theatre artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as an actor-creator, director, movement director, teaching artist, and producer.

Previously based in New York City, he was the Associate Artistic Director of Off-Broadway theatre company, Ripple Effect Artists, and the Director of Training (and hospital clown) for Lev Leytzan, a professional hospital clown organization. He regularly works with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, plus Zany Umbrella Circus, South Brooklyn Shakespeare, and Ripple Effect Artists. Bob is a member of Theatre Bay Area, Theatre Resources Unlimited and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

In addition to an MFA in Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell’Arte, Bob holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Theatre from Western Kentucky University.

In his free time, Bob loves playing and writing music, photography, playing soccer, traveling … and he’s undefeated in thumb wrestling.


Director of Communications and Recruitment


Francesca Barbini was born in Arezzo in 1986. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Florence; the focus of her thesis work was in labor law, specifically the laws governing apprenticeships. For 18 months she worked for law firms around Arezzo as a forensic trainee. She worked in an accounting office in Arezzo learning to prepare financial documents and draft worker contracts.

Francesca assists the Managing Director, the Administrative Director of Graduate Studies and the Financial and Accounting Assistant, serving as the reference point for all technical and administrative issues as well as for legal and safety requirements. She is passionate about photography and sometimes she photographs the ADA performances.


Assistant to the Administrative Director

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