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Faculty and Staff

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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Denise M. Dal Vera

Title: Adjunct Instructor - Business Skills for the Actor
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-5803

Denise Dal Vera brings real world business credits and expertise to the CCM Drama Program's Business Skills class as both a professional actress, producer and business executive, corporate trainer and coach. Helping student actors prepare for a career in media is her calling after enjoying a highly varied career as an on-camera and voiceover talent. She has had featured roles on Army Wives, 21 Jumpstreet, Northern Exposure, Days of Our Lives and Body Language, along with recent films We’re Doing Fine, The Next Three Days, My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Homecoming, Madison, Uninvited Guest and Artworks.

Dal Vera is also a founding creator of IWA Strategies, where she facilitates corporate adult learning techniques through Xavier Leadership Center. Some of her clients include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, UC Law School, Fifth-Third Bank, General Motors, GTE, Iams, Kroger, Lexmark, Boeing Aircraft, Eli Lilly & Co., Macy’s Stores, American Financial Group, Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, Barefoot Proximity and Wild Flavors.

She's a Graduate from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and currently holds Executive Board positions representing local actors and artists on both the Cincinnati Labor Council AFL-CIO, and the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau through her past National Board Member work for The Screen Actors Guild – SAG-AFTRA.

Currently she is writing, directing and producing the educational documentary film Steel Heartbeats, which focuses on the interaction between sighted and un-sighted high school student musicians through collaboration and a heightened awareness that what we all share in common is more powerful than what makes us different.