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Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
Denton Yockey, Division Head
and Professor of Arts Administration
556-5803 CC 4730
Patti Hall, Administrative Secretary
556-5803 CC 4740
Sharon Stith, Financial Administrator 556-9439 CC 4750
Robin Guarino, Opera Department Chair   556-9540 DVAC 323
Aubrey Berg, Musical Theatre Chair   556-9451 CC 4764
Richard Hess, Acting Department Chair  556-9575 CC 4770
Jiang Qi, Dance Department Chair
CC 3723
Jean Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration
556-9522 CC 3812A
Michele Kay, Theatre Design & Production Chair   556-9440 CC 3700
Scene Shop   556-3709 CC 3480
Sound Design GA Office   556-9774 CC 1463

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Deirdre Carberry

Title: Associate Professor of Dance
Office: 3721 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-5128

Deirdre Carberry at age 14 was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She was their youngest dancer. She continued to dance with ABT in soloist and principal roles for 12 years. She also danced as a soloist and principal with Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Memphis Ballet and Miami City Ballet. She later held the position of Ballet Mistress for Columbia City Ballet. At age 13 with special permission, she was the youngest competitor at the First U.S. International Ballet Competition where she won a silver medal, the highest Junior Division medal awarded that year. She was then invited to perform at the Spoleto Festival USA alongside Alicia Alonso, Sir Anthony Dowell and Merrill Ashley. Twyla Tharp cast Carberry to create the ballerina role in Tharp's new work, The Little Ballet, in which Carberry partnered with Baryshnikov. Carberry also created the leads in Burgoine’s “Carmen”, Poole’s “The Elements”, Pimble’s “Common Ground” and Memphis’ “Taming of the Shrew”. Her other stellar partners included Kevin McKenzie, Fernando Bujones, Patrick Bissell, and Wes Chapman. She performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Israel, Canada, Central and South America, including 3 tours with Baryshnikov & Co., at Paris Opera House, Covent Gardens, Metropolitan Opera House, NY State Theater, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.

Carberry taught and adjudicated for “American Idol” icon Paula Abdul’s Company Dance Competition, televised on ESPN Disney and adjudicated for the Cincinnati Arts Overture Awards. Carberry appeared in several PBS Great Performances specials partnered by Baryshnikov and in Dance in America. She taught for Wayne State, Emory and Alabama universities, Alabama Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, ASFA, Serba '09 and on Faculty of ABT Summer Intensives. She created numerous workshops, outreach programs and public school lectures. She staged, restaged and set student productions of Cinderella, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita and Swan Lake. Carberry is in numerous editions of Who’s Who of America, American Women, Entertainment, and Emerging Leaders.