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Christina Tyni » Biography


     Welcome to the Theatre Department at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences. My name is Christina Tyni and I am proud to provide a program that includes Musical Theatre, Theatre Company, Theatre Design, Improvisation as well as Introduction to Theatre. We strive to create productions that not only teach the importance of a strong work ethic and an inclusive environment but also bring the stage to life with past productions including PIPPIN, ANYTHING GOES, DROP DEAD, CINDERELLA, FOOLS, RUMORS, LEGALLY BLONDE and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Students also appear in Showcases where they can present their best work on a smaller scale. All students are welcome to participate in the shows and casts include all grades and skill levels.
     I am a graduate of California State University Northridge with my degree in Theatre Arts and I have been teaching in LAUSD for the past 30 years. I love the process of helping students find their creative spirit and independent voice. I am always amazed by the energy they bring to their work, the pride they take in the journey, and the beautiful product they share with their audience. I want students to recognize their potential and feel empowered to share their gifts with others. As an educator, I cannot imagine a better or more supportive environment then we have here at VAAS. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore the imaginations of students who will some day shape the world we live in.
     If you have any questions, you can reach me at this email:
     I encourage you to join us for our productions throughout the year to get a true sense of what VAAS Theatre is really all about. I look forward to meeting you!!