Faculty and Staff

Djola Branner
Djola Branner, Director

Theater Faculty and Staff List

  • Stefan Sittig

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Stefan Sittig (B.A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University) is a director, choreographer, fight director, movement coach, educator and performer. He has directed, choreographed, or created fights for over 70 productions including work in New York (Off-Broadway), internationally in Canada and Uruguay, and in the D.C. area for The Kennedy Center, The Studio Theatre, Metro Stage, The Washington Savoyards, The American Century Theatre, Open Circle Theatre, 1st Stage and others. 
  • Debra Sivigny

    Assistant Professor, School of Theater, CVPA

  • Joseph Walsh

    Adjunct Faculty, Accompanying & Vocal Coaching, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Joseph Walsh has three decades of experience in preparing, presenting and conducting opera and musical theater in Virginia, across the U.S. and internationally. He is a conductor admired for his ability to combine dramatic flair and theatrical excitement with sensitivity, detail and a keen sense of dramatic pacing.
  • Ruth Yamamoto

    Production Manager/Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Ruth Yamamoto (BA, University of Hawaii; MEd, Marymount University; PhD, Walden University studying improvisation in higher education).