Teaching Artist. Director. Tutor. Mentor. Coach.
Christine offers a variety of classes in acting, clown, playwriting, tumbling and more.
Christine is an educator with over a decade of teaching experience for ages one and up. She currently directs and teaches theater for youth via Lathyrus Theatre and Mode Music & Performing Arts, plus she co-facilitates a monthly Clown Lab for adults with Blue Eyes Brown Eyes at various locations in Seattle.
Christine has worked with thousands of theater students via organizations such as Missoula Children’s Theatre, Young Playwrights Program at Seattle’s ACT Theatre, Seattle’s Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts and Bishop Blanchet High School, to name a few. Offstage, she coaches youth in the fundamentals of gymnastics and progressive learning at Seattle Gymnastics Academy.
In 2012, she completed the inaugural year-long Teaching Artist Training Lab certification course led 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.
Christine’s diverse lesson plans range in focus from movement to character development to playwriting. She is capable of adapting and/or creating a workshop specifically for your classroom while supporting class curriculum and meeting 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!