Christine Alexander

Christine A.

Sarasota, FL

About Christine A.

Christine teaches: Ages 13 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2003
Last sign in: 5 days ago

Overview

About Improv:
Improv is a form of theater where everything is made up on the spot. Nothing is scripted, everything is made up in the moment using suggestions from the audience.

About Christine Alexander:
I am committed to providing a safe and courageous place for people to have fun and play. I have been performing since 2001 and in 2003 began directing students from ages 5 to 84. My passion is to share the incredible art form of improv with excitement and humor.

Improv is a great learning tool for team building, spontaneity, listening, being present, speaking to groups, communicating one on one, saying yes and so much more. It helps that each game played builds upon the next to reinforce the learning.

Improvisers fail forward. We embrace "failure" because we have found a stepping stone. A stepping stone we want to remember not to step on again. We have to fail in order to succeed.

What you get:
One-on-One - 1 hour of discussion / rehearsal with Christine - working on improv performance skills or personal communication skills. At the end of the session, you will be armed with new tools to face the issues you are having.

Improv Troupe Notes - 1 hour - for improv troupes needing an outside eye for notes, direction and ideas for marketing your troupe. At the end of the session, you will have new games and ideas to move your troupe forward.

Custom Course - 1 hour or weekly - Tell me what you would like to improve. Character choices? Initiations? Storyline? You tell me.

Improv empowers people. Let's empower each other. Call me today. ;)

Photos and Videos

Laughter is Inner Jogging at Center for Building Hope

Experience

Humor Institute Trainer

Jun 2015 - Present
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre & Humor Institute

Kids Comedy Summer Camp

Owner, Producer & Performer

Apr 2008 - Present
Lazy Fairy Improv

LaughingLunches.com

Comprise of seasoned actors, and a piano accompanist with over 750 years of improv performance between them, they are dedicated to providing engaging, experimental and entertaining comedy.

Florida Studio Theatre Improv

Dec 2001 - Present
FST Improv

Professionally performing and teaching students from ages 8 to 86. My passion is to share the incredible art form of improv with excitement and humor.

Education

Improv Workshops

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
Upright Citizens Brigade

Improv Intensive - 3 weeks

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
The Magnet Theatre

101 - Advanced Improv

Jan 2001 - Oct 2003
Florida Studio Theatre

Languages Spoken

MimeLanguage.com

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Extempore Award

Mar 2016
SaraSolo Festival 2016

among the 28 Most Powerful People in the Arts

Nov 2009
Sarasota Magazine

40 under 40 Winner

Oct 2009
Gulf Coast Business Review

Best Local Actress

Jul 2009
Creative Loafing

Best Film & Audience Choice

Jun 2009
48 Hour Film

Best Local Actress

Jul 2008
Creative Loafing
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29 Reviews on Christine A.

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Steve D. Sep 23, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Loads of fun! what a fantastic class! the first day i was honestly scared, within minutes of being around christine it is litereally impossible not to be comfterble! I can honestly say i havent laughed this hard in a long time!
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Suzanne Marshall Jul 24, 2015
Improv Comedy · In studio
Christine is an incredible teacher, wonderful person, and a great actor. She's fun, positive, creative and extremely talented. I've taken a beginner's improv class with her, and she really helped me overcome my natural shyness. SWFL is very lucky to have such a shining star!
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KT Jul 10, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio
Christine Alexander is an amazing teacher. She is so creative, energized, fun, imaginative and inviting with her students. Christine taught a large workshop with students at my theatre, and they absolutely adored her. I give her the highest recommendation.
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David Jul 10, 2015
I have had Christine as a teacher in several different levels of improv acting. We also have been classmates in improv and stand up classes. She has been great. She creates a positive and welcoming environment. Improv is a difficult and rapidly evolving form of acting. It is one of the newest forms of acting, and has some misunderstanding as to what it is. It is flexible and can be applied to several environments, and situations. Christine has been a pioneer in the SWFL area bringing improv skills to business, education, public speaking as well as stage and screen. She is not afraid to try new ideas. As a teacher she brings the latest ideas to the class and is engaged with her students. As student she is helpful and respectful of her classmates. I have learned a lot from her in both situations.
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Fae Jul 9, 2015
Improv Comedy · In studio
LOVE YOU
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Denise Jul 9, 2015
Christine brings life, laughter and passion into all she is involved with. It is always a pleasure to work with Christine and her beautiful smile!
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monica Jul 9, 2015
Improv Acting · Online
She listens and is always positive.
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monica Jul 9, 2015
Improv Acting · Online
She listens and is always positive.
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Gabrielle Jul 7, 2015
Improv Comedy · In studio
Christine is one of the most well-versed improvisers I have had the honor of working with. She makes classes informative but most of all FUN! She creates a safe environment where we can really try things outside of our comforts and just explore as artists and play around. I would take another class with her in an instant!
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Janis Frawley Jul 6, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio
Christine has the unique ability to combine great teaching with a lot of laughter and fun. She allows her students to feel completely comfortable to say and do anything that comes to mind, for that is what improve is all about: staying in the moment. Her exercises to mold that "improv state of mind" are fantastic and opens you up find humor in just about anything. Her classes not only shaped me into being able to feel comfortable in front of an audience, her teaching has shaped me into not taking things happening in my own life sooooo seriously. Thank you, Christine, for helping me in so many areas of my life, all lthrough your sense of humor and excellent teaching skills.
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