Christina Traister

NSCW Head Coordinator - Fight Director - Certified Teacher - Associate Professor

Christina is the Graduate Acting Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, teaching Classical Acting, Movement, and Stage Combat. Prior to relocating back to her home state of Michigan, she was a San Francisco based actor and fight director for twelve years. Professional fight directing and teaching venues include the American Conservatory Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The American Shakespeare Collective (TASC), Shakespeare Santa Cruz, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Purple Rose Theatre Company, Williamston Theatre, BoarsHead Theatre, Stormfield Theatre, North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Michigan, University of San Diego, University of California-Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Adrian College, and Hillsdale College. She has also taught stage combat classes at numerous workshops both nationally and internationally. Christina holds an MFA in Acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan. She serves as the Head Coordinator for the SAFD's National Stage Combat Workshop.


Skill Proficiency History

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