Annamaria Pileggi

Annamaria Pileggi

​Professor of Practice in Drama
MFA, Brandeis University
research interests:
  • Acting
  • Movement
  • Musical Theater
  • Robotics and Expressive Simulation
  • Theater for Social Change

contact info:

office hours:

  • By Appointment

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Annamaria Pileggi is an actor and director. She directs and teaches courses in acting, movement for the actor, and musical theatre. She is a four-time recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award recognizing excellence in teaching.

Annamaria Pileggi is a Professor of the Practice in Drama at Washington University in St. Louis who has been on the faculty of the Performing Arts Department since 1991. She is a five-time recipient of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award recognizing excellence in teaching.  Pileggi directs and teaches courses in Acting, Movement, Musical Theatre, and Theatre for Social Change. She also serves as an administrator and acting instructor for the department’s Shakespeare Globe Program in London. Pileggi has an MFA in acting from Brandeis University.  In addition to her teaching, Pileggi has directed professionally at many St Louis Theatres, including St. Louis Actor’s Studio, New Jewish, Max & Louie Productions, Onsite, That Uppity Theatre, Muddy Waters, Dramatic License, and HotCity. She was also on staff at HotCity as an Associate Director and Co-Producer of the theatre’s Greenhouse New Play Development Series from 2007 until the company’s closing in 2014.  Most recently, she joined the creative team of Young Liars.