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20+ years as an acting teacher in university, K-12, acting schools. Private Coach.
Coach of 2 National Shakespeare Competitors

U.S. Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher 
Shakespeare * Acting * Directing
Script Analysis * Dialects * Playwriting 

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Coaching with Christine was the best decision I made. She has given me the knowledge and the confidence to pursue acting as a career. Under her guidance, I have signed with two agents, covering 5 states, and have the strategies to tackle whatever audition comes my way. Her notes are always thoughtful, articulate, and more important, she always pushes me forward.

~Mo Liu, Actor/Dancer

What I love most about working with Christine is that she helps me to find material that suits me as an individual. She creates such an encouraging environment while providing feedback that is  useful.

~Calista Zajac, USC Student

Christine wants you to succeed and be the best human possible. She has a keen artistic eye and will help you get to where you want to be.

~Charles Mayhew Miller, NYC Actor, Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre BM 

Christine is one of the most thoughtful teachers I've ever had. Even after college, I return to her for coaching, monologue and play recommendations, and general questions about the business. I recommend her to any experience level or age of drama student. ~ Klara Hricik, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Student & Visiting Lecturer East 15

Christine is smart, motivating, and life-changing. She has a capacity for empathy that allows her to push you but also nurture you as an artist, as well as human being. ~Gus Mahoney, NYC actor, U of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre BFA

"I wish my school teachers would teach Shakespeare like you do. If they did, Shakespeare would be fun and engaging and kids would want to learn it - not just have it as a requirement." 

~Gavin Ditz, Penn State Student

High school English made me hate Shakespeare but Christine changed that. Her fun and positive personality is the icing on the cake. 

~Tatiana Boykin Private Student

 I have been working professionally in theatre and film for several years now and I am still using techniques that Christine taught me. 

~Zoe Davidson, NYC Actor, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Alum 

Christine is a phenomenal coach. All the lessons I have learned from her I have applied to my career as a professional dancer. 

~Kevin Parker, Inlet Dance Theatre Alum

Contemporary Youth Orchestra Guest Teacher

Christine was my acting teacher throughout high school and provided the basis of my Shakespeare training that allowed me to approach the text in my higher education and feel comfortable. 

~Lauryn Hobbs, NYC Voice Over Artist/Actor, US Presidential Scholar & University of Michigan BFA

Christine is a dynamic coach who gets excited by every step and builds momentum, laughter, and passion in the room. Perhaps the the biggest impact she has on actors, though, is revealing to them qualities they never knew they had, and opening their repertoire to new character types. ~Erik Johnson, Former Ensemble Program Director, Shaker Theatre

Artistic Director of New Stages, a student-written, directed, performed and co-produced one-act play festival at Shaker Heights High School 2003-2018. Video by Tiffany Laufer

Teaching History


CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY                                         August 2020 to May 2021


Course taught: Introduction to Screen Acting

BALDWIN WALLACE COMMUNITY ARTS SCHOOL           January 2020 to Present

Private Acting Coach

HOUDE SCHOOL OF ACTING                                             October 2019 to March 2020       


Courses taught: Dialects & Classical/Shakespeare Monologues


BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY                         August 2018 to May 2020

Adjunct Lecture                                                      August 2019 to May 2020
Interim Assistant Professor of Acting                 August 2018 to May 2019
Courses taught: Acting I (Voice & Movement), Acting 3 (Realism), Acting 5 (Styles), Shakespeare in Performance, Script Analysis, Theatre History, and  Musical Theatre Workshop. Responsibilities include curriculum development, coaching, mentoring student assistants, and directing two productions: The Critique of the School for Wives and As You Like It.


SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL, Director of Shakespeare & Playwriting Learning Programs August 2002 to Present

Department Chair/Production Program Manager 2005 to 2013

●  Courses taught: Dramatic Literature and Writing, Acting, IB Theatre Arts, Theatre Management, Film as Art, Theatre I, Junior Ensemble, Improv, Shakespeare, and Shakescenes.

●  Led nationally recognized co-curricular theatre arts program with as many as a staff of four.

●  Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development, producing, promoting, directing

(musicals & straight plays), fundraising, budgeting, and hiring/collaborating with professional and alumni guest artists, colleagues, and parents for a 8-event season of main stage and workshop productions.

●  Artistic Director of New Stages, a one-act play festival. Shepherded 100+ original one act plays to production. Students produced in national festivals from Cleveland to Los Angeles.

●  Students have performed at FusionFest, an interdisciplinary performing arts festival at the Cleveland Play House, May 2006 and at Ingenuity , a festival of art and technology in downtown Cleveland, September 2005. Invited to perform at the 2009 American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the 2018 Ohio Thespian State Conference.



Adjunct Instructor, Film Studies


Instructor, Radio Production, Acting, and Faculty Advisor of Radio

Taught college courses and advised students.

●  Created Radio and Theatre classes for Cooperative Education credit.

●  Developed collaborative relationship between WTLS and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Internet Radio Staff.
● Produced Acting class’ scenes for the campus community.


Instructor, Improvisation/Theatre

Taught improvisation classes to middle and high school students.


LAKE ERIE COLLEGE 1997 to 1998

Taught introduction to theatre course; produced and co-directed a main stage production.


Graduate Assistant

Taught introductory theatre and acting courses.

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