Daegan Palermo proudly hails from the state of Oregon. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Arts from the University of Oregon in 1999. During his collegiate training, Daegan had the privilege of working with director Kirk Boyd, the former artistic director at both the Oregon Shakespeare festival and The Willamette Repertory Theater. After college, Daegan moved to San Francisco, where he was a private student of Tom Bentley for over seven years. Bentley teaches “acting as transformation,” a technique based off of his studies with Yat Malmgren, Rudolf Laban, and Sanford Meisner. While in San Francisco, Daegan formed a theater company called Theater Release with Bentley and a handful of other local performers. In its few short years of existence, Theater Release productions were hailed as some of the most thought-provoking, committed, and honest works of acting presented in the Bay Area. Before moving to Los Angeles, Daegan worked at the Brava Theater with the fiercely talented, up-and-coming director, Raelle Myrick Hodges. While working as an actor in Los Angeles, Daegan continues to strengthen his craft through acting classes at Anthony Meindl acting studio, as well as on going improv classes. You can see Daegan perform with Goldie a sketch comedy group at Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, ca.