Student Life


Meet our Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Staci Arriaga

    Staci Arriaga 

    Instructor of Dance
    707.255.0950 ext. 731
  • Photo of James Thomas Bailey

    James Thomas Bailey 

    Director of Theatre Arts; Performing Arts Instructor; Department Chair
    707.255.0950 ext. 659
  • Photo of Lauren Hesser

    Lauren Hesser 

    Co-Dean of Students and Instructor of Vocal Music
    707.255.0950 ext. 529
  • Photo of Jeffrey Sharp

    Jeffrey Sharp 

    Technical Theater Director and Instructor
    707.255.0950 ext.760
  • Photo of Josh Jerge

    Josh Jerge 

    Instructor of Instrumental Music
    707.255.0950 ext. 772

Resident Artists

List of 5 items.

  • Staci Arriaga

    Staci Arriaga works as a choreographer for numerous companies all over the Bay Area. She is the resident choreographer at Lucky Penny Productions here in Napa, and has also worked with Center Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, Woodland Opera House, Solano College Theatre, 42nd Street Moon, 6th Street Playhouse, OMG Productions, and two summers with The Ash Lawn Opera House in Virginia. Her work can once again be seen throughout the season as the Resident Choreographer for Lucky Penny Productions 2017-2018 Season. She was last seen as a performer at Lucky Penny in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Lin) and Cowgirls (Mo). She has enjoyed performing in various other productions around the Bay and in dance ensembles over the years. She has also spent over 25 years teaching tap and jazz and 20 years working as a choreographer in musical theatre.
  • Tom Durante

    Tom Durante is a proud graduate of Justin-Siena in 1993. He went on to receive his BFA from Chapman University and his Masters from California State –Fullerton, in theatre design and production management. Tom has worked for companies up and down the state, designing for private clients and celebrities. For the last 15 years, his focus has been on creating The Lux Productions, an event production company located here in the North Bay. During those years, Tom has designed most of the events and theatre shows for Justin-Siena, including recent productions of Once OnThis Island, The Birds, Anything Goes, Footloose, The Twilight Zone Live On Stage, and more.
  • Sylvia Gregory

    Sylvia Gregory has worked as a costume designer, scenic designer and producer
    for 35 years in both theatre and film. She is a multiple award winner, having
    worked at Royal Court Theatre and the Hammersmith Theatre in London, MGM
    Studios, United Artists, Pinewood Studios and more. She is proud to have worked with many local theatre companies, including Justin-Siena, for which she de-
    signed The Twilight Zone, The Birds,Once on This Island and Sister Act, among others.
  • Vivian B. McLaughlin

    While working towards her BFA with honors from New York University, Vivian B. McLaughlin was chosen as a soloist for the annual Broadway on Broadway concert in New York’s Times Square. Soon after, she made her Broadway debut in TheWizard of Oz. After receiving her degree in drama with an emphasis in musical theatre, Vivian starred in Disney Channel’s Out of the Box and has since made appearances on Sesame Street English, Stanley’s Great Big Animal Adventure, and Bite Size. Her career has taken her to stages around the world, including Russia and Argentina. She has recorded several children’s audio books for Scholastic, Random House, and Bantam Doubleday and can also be heard on Volume I and II of the Playhouse Disney CD Series. Vivian has filmed industrials and commercials for such companies as Western Union, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, MSN, and Visa. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Vivian feels extremely lucky to have landed the role of “wife” to Bret McLaughlin and is equally blessed to have added the role of “Julien’s Mommy” to her resume.
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  • Jeff Sharp

    Resident lighting designer and master carpenter.

Guest Artists

Here are some of the many talented Guest Artists who have recently graced our campus to work with our student artists:
  • Nicholas Belton: Actor currently appearing in Tony-winning Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comedy of 1812 on Broadway.
  • Jennifer Casey: Television producer of Discovery and National Geographic.
  • Chickspeare: All-female Shakespearean improv group from CSz Los Angeles.
  • A Gaul Culley: Visual artist specializing in murals and community-based projects.
  • Fr. George Drance, S.J.:  International theatre artist and professor at Fordham University.
  • Joshua Ferrell: Los Angeles based actor.
  • April George: Lighting designer.
  • Vivien Heilbron: Emmy-nominated actress and Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Jennifer King:  Artistic Director of Napa Valley Conservatory Theater and Shakespeare Napa Valley.
  • Mark Kirkland:  Director of The Simpsons.
  • Anthony Lucero: Hollywood blockbuster visual effects editor and filmmaker.
  • Derek Mears:  Horror and fantasy actor famous for portraying Jason in Friday the 13th.
  • Peter Novak:  USF theatre professor, director and actor.
  • Richard Pallaziol: Stage fight choreographer and weapons master.
  • Michele Palermo: Actress, producer, writer. Professor of television writing at Columbia University.
  • Cinco Paul: Writer of Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets and many other animated films.
  • Lauren Pritchard:  Actress and comedian, cast member of Mad-TV.
  • Mark Rappaport: Oscar-winning special effects and creature wizard.
  • Dylan Smith: Dancer and award-winning choreographer.
  • Cheri Steinkellner: Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of Cheers, and writer of Sister Act, The Musical.
  • The von Trapps: Internationally-known singing family, made famous by The Sound of Music.
  • Tappen Wilder, nephew of famed playright Thornton Wilder and a literary executor of the Thornton Wilder estate. 

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA, 94558
United States
T: 707.255.0950 
F: 707.255.0334
Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young people in grades 9–12.