Faculty Bio

Melissa S. Craib Dombrowski brings 25 years experience working in professional theatre from coast to coast in over 85 productions. She was the first recipient of the Charles H. Hume Memorial Award, and has studied with the programs at CSUS and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She received her BA (Hons) Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Middlesex University (London, UK). Melissa’s work has been recognized in regional awards including Best Director, Best Adapted Script, and Best Choreographer. Her directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (won 9 regional awards out of 11 nominations), Oleanna, All in the Timing, and We. Her favorite past acting roles include Narrator from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jenny from Threepenny Opera. Melissa is proud to serve as the Program Director of The Acting Program (TAP) and Director of Operations for CHSMA.