Travis Preston of CalArts is the Dean of the School of Theater and the Artistic Director at the Center for New Performance. He earned these two positions by working in the industry for several decades. Travis Preston of CalArts began his career in Poland when he directed Prometheus Bound. From there, he worked on several of his most notable works including Buried Child, King Lear, Lulu, and The Master Builder. In 2006, Travis Preston of CalArts received the Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture in France for his work in the performing arts.