Ignite. Empower. Imagine.
Alisha Christiansen brings her life-long love of teaching and learning to Park Academy. With a background in higher education theatre teaching, she enjoys working with students as they discover acting, voice and articulation, theatre appreciation, performance writing, directing, dramatic structure, and theatre history.
She’s an active member of Portland Playwrights (PDXP) and will be co-producing one of her scripts with PDXP as part of the 2020 Fertile Ground Festival in Portland.
As the mother of 4 children (ages 9-21) Alisha has been involved with elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in a variety of volunteer capacities including musicals, talent shows, and more. She’s also volunteered extensively with Black Swan Youth Theatre.
Appreciating theatre is one of Alisha’s favorite hobbies. She’s organized student tour groups to see theatre in London, chaperoned student weekends at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and planned field trips for friends to see plays in Portland.
Alisha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Media Arts, and a Master of Arts degree in Theatre History & Criticism, both from Brigham Young University. She’s taught as an adjunct at BYU, as an online instructor at BYU-I, and as both an adjunct and online instructor at MHCC.
Coming from a family of educators, Alisha is happy to join the Park Academy team. Helping students discover the joy of learning and the arts is a priority for her. She’s excited for all she will learn from both her students and colleagues here at Park Academy.