Meet Your Student Advisor- Christina Ramirez
This is Christina’s 5th summer with BAA and in addition to advising and coaching, Christina is the College Audition Prep Program Coordinator! She just got back from a 3-week trip in India with Artists Striving to End Poverty where she was teaching musical theatre and dance!
She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University where she graduated with department honors. Christina made her off-Broadway debut last Fall playing Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
. She has toured nationally with Theatreworks USA’s Skippyjon Jones and Henry and Mudge
. Some of her favorite regional credits include The Fantasticks, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
, and The Comedy of Errors
. Christina has a passion for working with young performers and specifically mentoring them throughout the college audition process. Aside from her time at BAA, Christina teaches and directs at Applause New York, and has taught workshops and master classes at Insight Theatre Company, Maples Repertory Theatre, multiple Thespian Festivals and more. To find out more about Christina, visit her at www.christina-ramirez.com
Get to Know Your Student Advisor
What was the first Broadway show you ever saw?
I saw Beauty and the Beast on Broadway when I was 5, but I hardly remember it, so I usually say Wicked as I got to see the original cast!! It was simply magical.
If you could pick any Broadway star to have coffee with, who would it be and why?
I would love to have coffee with Audra McDonald. She has been such an inspiration to me for so many years. She has broken so many casting stereotypes in her career and has played some fascinating characters. I would love the opportunity to hear more about her journey in the business!
What is your favorite thing about working with young performers?
I love SO many things about working with young performers. I love their ability to be silly and goofy, to make bold choices without second-guessing, and of course, their extraordinary use of imagination. I love when a young performer discovers their power for the first time. I love giving students the confidence in their work that can carry over into so many other parts of their life from public speaking to creative writing and more!