Teaching Artist. Director. Tutor. Coach.
Christine has a variety of acting, clown, playwriting, tumbling and other classes for ages 3 – 103.
Christine is an educator with more than ten years of experience teaching ages one and up. She facilitates a monthly Clown Lab for adults in conjunction with the Slate Theater. In 2012, she completed the eight-month Teaching Artist Training Lab presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre and Washington State Arts Commission, in collaboration with Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Offstage, she coaches youth in the fundamentals of gymnastics and progressive learning at Seattle Gymnastics Academy.
Christine’s diverse lesson plans focus on movement, character development, and playwriting. She is capable of adapting and/or creating a workshop specifically for your classroom, as well as meeting curriculum and statewide learning standards.
Looking for a fun way to enhance an elementary school geography lesson? Contact Christine!
A Fresh Perspective: The Clown’s World
Clowns see the world through the eyes of a curious newborn, with wonder and marvel. Clowns live in the realm of “Yes, I can!” and endless possibility. In this supportive class environment, reconnect with your inner child and rediscover the art of play. Learn (or revisit) techniques to enhance your creativity and deepen your sense of pleasure in performing for an audience.
Core Mechanics – The Unknown Key to Creative Flow
Looking for a bodybuilder’s ab workout? Look elsewhere. In this class, you’ll learn the Core Mechanics as created by Ira Seidenstein of The Seidenstein Method. It’s a simple series of movements which help prepare you for rehearsal and performance, useful for both novice and veteran actors, directors, teachers, dancers and choreographers. The class will learn the routine plus additional elements of Seidenstein’s Four Articulations.
Trapped in the torture of writer’s block? Curious about writing and still waiting for an invitation to take the leap? Here’s your chance! Seasoned scribes and noobs alike are welcome here! Bring a notebook and writing utensil, a sense of humor, and willingness to run with prompts and provocations. This workshop is designed to inspire and surprise, to collaborate and encourage, to get the pen moving!