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Division Head, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration (TAPAA)
556-5803    
       
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
556-9454
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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Diane Lala

Title: Professor of Musical Theatre
Office: 4770 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-9556
Email: lalad@ucmail.uc.edu

Diane Lala choreographed for Tulane University, Black Hills Playhouse, Loyola University, True Brew Theatre, NOLA, Indian Hills High School, Cincinnati Men's Chorus and various regional and dinner theaters. Choreography credits at CCM include Babes in Arms, Sweet Charity, The Wild Party, Oklahoma!, West Side Story and On the Town. Also at CCM, she was director/choreographer for Song and Dance, Under Construction and Songs for a New World. She taught summer workshop for Ballet Iowa and various jazz master classes in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 2003 she directed and choreographed CCM's Musical Theater students as well as Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Denyce Graves and Nick Clooney in the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's "Patriotic Broadway" that was televised on PBS.

On stage, Lala has appeared as Velma Kelly in Chicago, Woman 2 in Songs for a New World, the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Morales in A Chorus Line, Anita in West Side Story and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Nominated numerous times, Lala has received Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans and a Storer Boone Award for Best Choreography for Tulane Summer Lyric's production of The Will Rogers' Follies. She also received a Marquee Award for best actress in a musical for Chicago.

In addition, Lala is (since 2001) a certified Pilates instructor, studying directly with Romana Kryzanowska, a Joseph Pilates protegee. She is also an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Education

  • MFA, Tulane University.
  • BM, Loyola University.