For over 20 years Christopher Livsey a NJ native, has been a performer/ teaching artist (acting, musical theatre, jazz/hip-hop, working throughout the tri-state area. From elementary through high school, he studied with Marie Thomas and the Children's Theatre Workshop/Peppermint Players. Continuing on to Montclair State University, studying acting with Diane Holub and Susanne Trauth, before touring Europe in various productions.
He's toured Europe in several productions, including the musical HAIR playing Hud and serving as dance captain. Direction by its creator James Rado. Returning from Europe, Christopher began studying Ballet (Evie Lynn) , Jazz (Maria Torres, and Hip-Hop (Darrin Henson) at Broadway dance center. All while continuing to tour, working with award winning director/choreographer George Faison (The Wiz, Making It!) And later earning his Equity card in the NY Public Theater production of Radiant Baby. Featuring choreography by Hip-Hop dance-pioneer Fatima Robinson (Dreamgirls), with direction from its very own artistic director, the incomparable George C. Wolfe.(Angels in America, Lackawanna Blues)
As a drama coach/teacher, Christopher works with students/ performers of all ages and levels. Using voice, improvisation, character development and scene-study in developing confidence and strong stage technique. When working with dancers, he focuses on a fundamental understanding of Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop along with a strong understanding of character and storytelling.
Acting/Dance instructor Christopher Livsey
For 20 years Christopher has been on staff with Sharron Miller Academy of the Performing Arts. Helping to develop and implement core curriculum standards for their artist in resident programs serving Newark, East Orange. Hillside and Paterson NJ. And most recently bringing musical theatre to the Umoja Dance Studio summer program, artistic director Karen Love.
And he continues to work with the Children's Theatre Workshop/ Peppermint Players as a drama/ dance instructor, most recently performing as Cab Calloway for their 40th anniversary at the Victoria Theater at NJPAC.