Department Chair

E. Andrew Taylor Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

E. Andrew Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Arts Management Program, and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecture

  eataylor@american.edu

  (202) 885-1601

Program Directors

Ana Cetina Director, Audio Technology Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ana Cetina is a sound designer, sound mixer, and an educator. She holds a BS in Audio Technology from American University and an MFA in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Ce

  cetina@american.edu

  (202) 885-3477

Karl Kippola Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and d

  kippola@american.edu

  (202) 885-3464

Britta Peterson Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Britta Joy Peterson is a dance artist who choreographs, performs, designs, and collaborates on contemporary dance works. A native of the thriving Minneapolis arts community, BJP is now a DC-based crea

  bjp@american.edu

  (202) 885-1432

Nancy Snider Director, Music Program CAS - Performing Arts

Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from The John F. Kennedy Center fo

  nsnider@american.edu

  (202) 885-3872

Ximena Varela Director, Arts Management Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and c

  varela@american.edu

  (202) 885-3883

Staff