Tiana Christoforidis has taught, directed, and produced children’s theatre programs for almost 30 years after being a professional performer in NYC, nationally, and internationally, as well. Her love of theatre began at age 3 when she joined the Theatre Guild of the YM-YWHA in the Bronx. Since then, she has been on stage throughout every facet of her life.
Tiana received her theatre degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Circle in the Square, and HB Studios, and dance with Peter Gennaro, Wayne Cilento, Phil Black Studios, and Farnworth and Hauer. Her one-woman cabaret act made the rounds in various NYC nightclubs including The Duplex and West Bank Café. She has performed with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, New York Renaissance Faire, and a national tour with On Stage America. She was also Chair of the Cultural Arts Summit Council Committee.
Tiana established and expanded the Act Out Theatre Program and Performing Arts Camp at The Great South Bay YMCA. As its Cultural Arts Director, she taught acting classes, directed plays, oversaw the dance and writing programs, and produced several full-scale performances a year at the Boulton Center. She was also the former Director of Educational Theatre for Studio Theatre of Long Island.
Tiana is excited to continue working with children and young actors in a positive, supportive environment, and to allow them the room to grow and challenge their artistic abilities.
For more information, email Director of Educational Outreach Tiana@Patchoguetheatre.org | 631-707-2072