Christina TurnerMusic & Drama/Theatre, Musical Theatre, Singing, & Acting
Christina (Chrissy T) Turner is a Columbus-based professional performing artist, educator, and multi-creative who received a Bachelors’ in Arts from Central State University in Vocal Music Performance. She’s performed locally, nationally, and internationally; her vocal style transcends beyond her classical training as her background is in multiple genres such as musical theater, jazz, soul, pop, and gospel music. She performs consistently with the corporate band “BlueWater Kings.”
Chrissy became a member of the International Thespian Society in 2004, where she began her acting career. For over two decades, Chrissy has been active in numerous regional theater communities receiving awards such as the 2022 Jebby Award for Best Lead Female in a Musical for her role as Amelia in “Ain’t Misbehavin” at Trinity Theater Company, and the 2022 Kingdom Image Award for Best Drama Performance for her role as Mother Superior in “Sister Act: The Musical” at Short North Theater.
Chrissy is also an educator; for well over a decade she has taught performing arts, motivating and nurturing young artists’ gifts and talents. She began her teaching career in private schools, and eventually migrated to teaching music in Columbus City Schools; she also taught private lessons to teens and young adults. At Mansion Day School she developed an after-school workshop series for students who were interested in musical theater. In addition to teaching, she began directing stage productions at schools within her local communities. Thereafter, Chrissy has continued to educate outside of classroom teaching with teaching performing arts in workshops such as Columbus Children’s Theater, Columbus City Schools Summer Experience, and Lincoln Theatre’s Patternz Summer Camp. In 2022, Chrissy received a Teaching Artist Certificate through Kadenze Academy.
Chrissy T.’s purpose is to help inspire others through the arts to reach their fullest potential in creative exploration, expression, and authenticity.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Performance Space
- Non-Carpeted Floors
- Backstage Area/Dressing Room