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Mr. Dominic Traino

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Department(s) Fine Arts
Title(s) Teacher, Theatre Technician, Moderator, Tech Crew
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Degree(s) Bachelor of Music, The Catholic University of America 1997
Master of Arts, The Catholic University 2009
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Dominic A. Traino (MA, Theatre Education; BM, Musical Theatre, The Catholic University of America) is the Technical Theatre teacher and technician for the Fine Arts Department at Bishop McNamara High School. He graduated in February, 2009 as the first graduate of the CUA Drama Department’s MATE (Master of Arts in Theatre Education) program.

From 2008 to 2015, Dominic acted as the Production Manager for the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America, additionally designing more than 10 sets for the Opera and Musical Theatre productions.

Mr. Traino has been a vocal instructor for the Musical Theatre division since 2006.

Dominic has performed regionally in many productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Shenandoah, and Guys and Dolls. From 2002-2011, Dominic acted as assistant director for the school of Music’s Music Theatre Research Project, directed by Ellwood Annaheim.

In the fall 2006, Mr. Traino musically directed the Washington premiere of the original musical The Perfect Game. (script available at at CUA’s Hartke Theatre. He made his Kennedy center debut in 2007 at the Page to Stage festival in singing the role of Adam in the world premiere of the Eden Diaries, by Kyle Gullings.

In the fall of 2008, Dominic wrote and directed his first musical, The Golden Door, a theme theatrical piece on immigration, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. For more information on The Golden Door, go to

Dominic wrote and directed his first CUA production Songs of Old CUA, a nostalgic musical revue celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Catholic University of America, in February of 2012.

Mr. Traino has vocally directed the musicals at Bishop McNamara High School since 2007.