Chrissy Brooks has been working with youth in the arts since 2000, just before earning her BA with honors from Loyola University of Chicago in 2003. She went on to study at Northeastern Illinois University’s Opera Workshop, and Washington University St. Louis in Vocal Performance. She has studied voice with amazing vocal coaches like Christine Armistead, Alice Montgomery, and since moving to the SF Bay Area 5 years ago, Sue Field.
Chrissy also has an extensive background in dance. She has a teaching background and dance education in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and contemporary dance from prestigious dance studios like Giordano Dance Chicago. In addition to music and dance, she studied Theatre at Loyola University, and has directed and starred in multiple straight plays. Her favorite is comedy!
Chrissy has been acting, singing and dancing since she can remember, and has been performing on stage professionally since a child. She has been recognized for her work with Metro Children’s Theatre Company in the St. Louis Theatre circle by receiving a Kevin Kline nomination for the production, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse in 2006. She also received an Arts for Life award in St. Louis for her portrayal of Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly! Most recently, she was asked to Guest Judge San Leandro’s Got Talent 2016, and was blown away by the local Bay Area youth talent!
Her recent credits include: A Year With Frog and Toad (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Broadway by the Bay), and Into the Woods (Palo Alto Players). She also directed the Aristocats Kids with Bay Area Children’s Theatre in 20016 – one of her favorite shows of all time!
Chrissy lives in the South Bay with her 2 girls and husband, and teaches theatre at the neighborhood school’s after school musical theatre program. Her true love is enriching youth with the arts, and feels very lucky to be able to do what she loves and share it with such amazing young artists.