I was born and raised in the wild West of Wyoming. After pursuing my BFA in Drama from the University of Montana-Missoula, I toured the United States in the Montana Repertory’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life, twice. Then I was off to the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan, where I earned my Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University’s Hillberry Theatre program. I then packed my bags for Los Angeles, California. While living in LA, I wrote and performed several one-woman shows. I also acted in several professional plays and appeared in some films earning my Screen Actors Guild card.

Besides acting pursuits, I wrote a children’s book, “The Lunch Box Lady” with my sisters. To find out more information about that, check out the other links on the menu.

The opportunities I have had to teach have been very rewarding, and I’m thankful for all that I have learned from those experiences. From teaching children, teens to adults, I enjoy helping others sparkle, shimmer, and shine.

Working as a journalist was an unexpected and exciting part of my life. It allowed me to interview a few celebrities such as the one and only Dolly Parton, and I met my sweet husband, Josh Mitchell. We have one little vivacious girl named Vivian Jane.

I am very thankful for all the blessings in my life and definitely give the Good Lord all the credit.

Here’s what a few kind colleagues, professors, and mentors have said:

 “What makes Christi valuable to an academic community is her ability to transfer these talents into concrete, teachable skills.  Christi’s students receive real-world information – something that is often missing from performance classes.  She is able to share this practical information because she has lived it.  Christi is also an effective teacher because she has a unique voice and spirit.  Although she is classically trained and knowledgeable about theatre traditions and mores, she is in no way constrained by them.  She is constantly exploring new ways to approach her work, and this adventurous spirit is what truly engages and energizes her students.”

Shelly Gaza
Professional Colleague and Friend
Assistant Professor
The School of Theatre &  Dance
University of Northern Colorado

“Flexible, resilient, innovative and hard-working describe this 21st Century professional woman. She brings light to dark places and generously shares her abundant skills and talent wherever she is.”

Althea Jerome
Professional Colleague and Friend
Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education

“Christi is one of the most wonderful talents I have ever known. Christi has a great energy to her, and can light up a room with her presence. Yet, she is generous and will graciously give someone else focus…has a great respect for her craft and is always prepared.” 

Peggy O’Connell

Former Undergraduate Professor Acting Instructor Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts

If you would like to contact me, you can email me at christiannmitchell@gmail.com.

Thank you.

 

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