Our Faculty

As we enter the Spring 2022 semester, THAR/DANC will be operating at approximately 80% in person and 20% online with some hybrid options. We are looking forward to being back in-person with live performances this spring!

Email is the best way to communicate with our faculty and staff outside of class time.

Please see the SSU COVID-19 site for more information. 

Faculty and Staff

Permanent Faculty

Professor, Director of the Technical Theatre Program
(707) 664-2797
Ives 58
Christine Cali selfie with glasses
Department Chair, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Dance Program
(707) 664-3886
Ives 205
Kristen Daley
Professor, Co-Director of the Dance Program
(707) 664-3907
PE1A
Scott Horstein
Professor, Director of the Theatre Studies Program
(707) 664-3208
Ives 2
Marie Ramirez Downing
Assistant Professor, Director of the Acting Program
Ives 67

Emeritus Faculty

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

Adjunct Faculty

Danielle Cain
Acting Program
(707) 664-2616
Ives 22
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Dance Program
Dance Program
Farrah McAdam
Dance Program
PE1A or Zoom
Laura Odeh
Acting Program
Ives 62
Acting Program
(707) 664-3088
Ives 62

Staff

Theo Bridant
Theo Bridant
Technical Director, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2565
Scene Shop, Person Theatre
Michael Hagen
Michael Hagen
Piano Technician II, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2247
Ives 19
Teresa Kopaz
Teresa Kopaz
Costume Coordinator, Center for Performing Arts
(707) 664-2216
Person Theatre - 116
Douangta Sorensen
Douangta Sorensen
Administrative Analyst, Theatre Arts & Dance
(707) 664-2474
Ives 207
Yvonne Wormer
Collaborative Pianist
707-664-3479
Ives 65

Student Staff

Terra Bransfield
Dance Program