Our Faculty

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Faculty and Staff

Permanent Faculty

Professor, Director of the Technical Theatre Program
(707) 664-2797
Ives 46
Department Chair, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Dance Program
(707) 664-3886
Ives 67
Kristen Daley
Professor, Co-Director of the Dance Program
(707) 664-3907
Ives 70
Professor, Director of the Acting Program
(707) 664-3904
Ives 111
Scott Horstein
Professor, Director of the Theatre Studies Program
(707) 664-3208
Ives 2 - on sabbatical Fall 2020
Marie Ramirez Downing
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Emeritus of Dance
Professor Emeritus of Theatre Studies
Lecturer Emeritus of Acting
Professor Emeritus of Dance

Adjunct Faculty

Danielle Cain
Acting / Voice & Speech / Shakespeare Guest Directing
(707) 664-2616
Ives 22
Peter Crompton
Scene Design
Dance / Ballet
Farrah McAdam
Contemporary Dance, Hip-Hop
Laura Odeh
Acting / Movement / Speech
Ives 13 - I am available by appointment.
Acting / Circus / Commedia / Performing Arts for Children/ Guest Directing
(707) 664-3088
Ives 62
Ken Sonkin
Stage Combat
Heather Visser
Dance / Contact Improvision


Theo Bridant
Theo Bridant
Technical Director, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2565
Scene Shop, Person Theatre
Martha Clarke
Martha Clarke
Costume Director, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2216
Person Theatre - 116
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Vikki Del Rosario
Production Manager, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-3160
Ives 207
Michael Hagen
Michael Hagen
Piano Technician II, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2247
Ives 19
Teresa Kopaz
Teresa Kopaz
Costume Technician, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2216
Person Theatre - 116
Jesse Olsen Bay
Jesse Olsen Bay
Dance Accompanist, Center for Performing Arts
Douangta Sorensen
Douangta Sorensen
Administrative Analyst, Theatre Arts & Dance
(707) 664-2474
Ives 204
Russ Wigglesworth
Russ Wigglesworth
Scene Shop Technician, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2473
Scene Shop, Person Theatre