Founder, Executive Director Emeritus

Dinna was a co-founder of Silicon Valley Shakespeare (previously Shady Shakespeare). She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in lighting design and directing from San José State University. An active artist with the company, she directed SVS’s productions of As You Like It (2000), Much Ado About Nothing (2002), Hamlet (2004), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2005), The Tempest (2007), Twelfth Night (2008), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011), The Lion in Winter (2012)and The Tempest (2015). She left the company in late 2015 to reside in Gisborne, New Zealand.