Kurt Knoedelseder

De Smet Jesuit High School

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De Smet Jesuit High School


Kurt H. Knoedelseder has been involved in educational theatre for 36 years. He spent 16 years as Director of Theatre Arts and 6 years as Athletic/Activities Director at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, before joining De Smet Jesuit in 2011. He also served on the staff of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy for 10 years. He spent two terms on the State Thespian Board. He earned his B.S. in Theatre and Journalism from MacMurray College in 1982 and his M.A. in Theatre (Directing) from Lindenwood University in 1992. He also holds an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Maryville University. Kurt has worked professionally for Theatre Factory-St. Louis, Stages-St. Louis, Gash-Voight Dance Theatre and Orthwein Theatre Company.


Maryville University
MA, 2007
Educational Leadership

MacMurray College
BS, 1982

Lindenwood University
MA, 1992
Theatre (Directing)

Job History

De Smet Jesuit High School
Theatre Director/Manager
St. Louis
August 2011 - present

Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Athletic/Activities Director
St. Louis
July 2005 - June 2011

Missouri Fine Arts Academy
Theatre Instructor/Academy Administrator
May 1996 - July 2005

Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Director of Theatre Arts
St. Louis
August 1989 - June 2005