A native of the Twin Cities, Christine was fortunate to grow up in a thriving arts community. She began acting at a young age and pursued training at the renowned Children's Theatre Company in high school. Performing around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, as well as working in commercial and voiceovers, she pursued a career in the arts full-force and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. There, she studied with a great number of artists and teachers including Ken Washington, Mark Rylance, John Barton, Andrew Wade, Selina Cadell, Tom Cornford, Kenneth Noel Mitchell, Steve Cardamone, Lucinda Holshue, Elisa Carlson, Edda Sharpe, Glynn MacDonald, and Marcela Lorca, among others. Her time with the U of M/Guthrie BFA also included a residency with the London International School of Performing Arts and The Globe Theater.
Since her third year of college, she has been performing professionally with the Guthrie Theater and other companies around the country, including Jon Housman’s The Acting Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Great Lakes Theater to name a few . She has also been featured in many commercials, industrials, and short films.
She made her directorial and design debut with Groovelily’s Striking 12 at Bloomington Civic Theater in December 2012, which was so well-received that she was asked to remount the production the following two years. She has also served as assistant director on several productions; most recently, working alongside Tim Ocel on A View From The Bridge and David Frank on Feydeau's A Flea In Her Ear (both in the 2017 season at American Players Theatre). Other assisting credits include: Freud’s Last Session at the Guthrie Theater (director Rob Melrose), as well as working alongside Henry Wishcamper on the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Birds (also at the Guthrie Theater), and the regional premiere of Naomi Iizuka’s 36 Views with Walking Shadow Theater Company (John Heimbuch, director). In 2016 she was accepted into the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's Observership Class. She is a member of Good Arts Collective in Minneapolis.
Whether on stage or screen, classics or new works, writing, producing, acting, or directing...she is grateful to engage with the world as an artist, and is looking forward to where this crazy road will take her next.