MFA, Wayne State University/Hilberry Repertory
BFA, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts
Certificate Moscow Art Theatre
Certified, Knight-Thompson Speech Work
Accents and dialects, particularly creating and fostering resources for artists of color
Cross-sections of Shakespeare (and other verse dramatists), Rap, and other performance genres involving rhythmic speech in actor training
Linguistic and phonetics in speech training
Testing boundaries of “acceptable” speech
Comparative acting pedagogy, theory, and practice.
Adjunct Instructor and Voice & Speech, Dialects, Acting, Wayne State University. Member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association).
As an actor, Christopher has worked regionally and globally on stage and in film in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Buffalo, and Minneapolis, as well as in Dublin and Moscow. In 2014 he was awarded a grant to certify as a teacher and coach of Knight-Thompson Speech Work. After moving to Detroit in 2016, he expanded his career as a dialect coach and teacher, working at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Detroit Public Theatre, and other area theatres. At CCS, he took on curriculum development for its fledgling “Acting for Film and Animation” course, and continues to enthusiastically adapt it to the needs of the students.