Christina Romero -
 
Bio
 
Christina Maria Romero was born in Denison, Texas.  She spent her formative years in Denison, while still enjoying her Puerto Rican heritage through frequent vacations to see family in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She was first introduced to television studio work, observing her uncle, aunt, and cousins on set working daily for hours in the Puerto Rican television series, “Maripili” of Canal 7.  They were the producers, writers, and leading actors of the show.  At the age of 9, Christina moved to Dallas.  In the ninth grade Christina started acting in school plays, and she began training at Kim Dawson Studios.  She applied to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, where she received partial scholarship to complete her high school education.  During her high school years, Christina received a full scholarship to attend Cornell University’s Summer College, where she studied Comic Theatre and Acting.  In high school, Christina received several acting awards for her work in plays and musicals.  She also directed The 15 Minute Hamlet, and assistant directed Lend Me a Tenor.  Her senior year at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Christina was awarded the Anne Dewey Guerin Memorial Drama Award. 
 
Christina graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.  Primarily, she studied theatre, education, and Latin American studies in Spanish.  She received multiple scholarship awards to attend Sarah Lawrence College, including the Gaylord Donnelley Family Scholarship for social responsibility and academic excellence.  Christina often had leading roles in plays at Sarah Lawrence College, and performed in several plays or musicals each year.  She completed a year abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London, where she studied all aspects of acting, including voice, movement, Shakespeare, physical comedy, high comedy, stage combat, fencing, and acting for film and television.  In London, Christina performed in The Trial and Ipheginia in Aulis at the Bridge Lane Theatre. Her senior year at Sarah Lawrence, Christina had a job as a producer for the Sarah Lawrence College Downstage Theater.   
 
After college, Christina Romero continued studying acting and performing.  Please visit the acting resume page for details on Christina's past performance work.  You can see Christina Romero as Yolanda Dominguez on season 2 of John Ridley's American Crime on ABC.  She also has a leading role in Barker White's "Pinch," short film,  scheduled to circulate in film festivals in 2017.  Christina also works on commercials, like this SAG national commercial about making homes safe for children: Make Safe Happen.  

Christina’s most recent acting training in Austin has included included Improv at ColdTowne Theater; Meisner Technique, Character and Scene Study with Laurel Smith Vouvray at In the Moment Acting Studio, Improv at The Institution Theater in Austin, and ongoing acting, cold reading, auditioning, and improv workshops with many great teachers.  Christina has studied with many organizations and teachers, including the late Gene Frankel of the Gene Frankel Theatre and Film in NYC; Holly Wortel and Ron West of The Second City, Los Angeles; The San Francisco Mime Troupe, San Francisco; Sarah Marie Curry of The Institution Theater, Austin; Mona Lee of Brite Lites, Austin, and Gabe Folse of the State Theatre, now known as The Actors School in Austin.  She has taken audition workshops and master classes with great professionals and performers, including John Ratliff, Ray Bengston, Barbara and Karen Divisek, Robert Walden, Kim and Brad Burton, Lindsay Wagner, Seth Yanklewitz, Fiona Shaw, and Diana Quick.  Christina has been a creative member and producer with Dames in Film and an acting instructor, and contributing artist for LUPE Arte.  
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BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCING, DIRECTING, AND TEACHING YOUTH;
AND HELPING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
 
Christina participated in Theatre Outreach during all 4 years of college.  This gave her the opportunity to teach theatre in the Yonker’s Public Schools, and at Primrose Primary in London.  Christina interned at the 52 Street Project in New York City.  There, she began to learn about effective ways to teach children playwriting.  The 52 Street Project introduced Christina to Daniel Judah Sklar’s Playmaking book, and to admirable actors and writers, such as Frances McDormand and Willie Reale, dedicated to helping to bring theatre and other great opportunities to low income neighborhoods. 
 
Soon after graduation, Christina worked as a theatre teacher and administrative assistant at The Children’s Aid Society, Taft Learning Center in East Harlem.  She worked as a stage manager, assistant stage manager, actress, and writer in off Broadway and Off-off Broadway productions.   Christina has taught for the following schools, companies and programs: Idyllwild Arts Academy, CA; Sarah Lawrence College’s Lunchbox Theatre, Community Partners and Theatre Outreach, NY; BADA Theatre Outreach at Primrose Primary School, London; Southwest Austin YMCA: Multimedia Program; San Francisco Shakespeare Festival in Berkeley; Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialists, CA; Working With Autism, CA; Macker Entertainment, Glendale, CA; East LA Classic Theatre, CA; Theatre Action Project, Austin; Clint Small Middle School Theatre and Blazier Elementary Bilingual PPCD (Pre School for Children with Disabilities) in  Austin ISD.  She was awarded “Teacher of Promise,” her first year working in Austin ISD at Clint Small Middle School as the theatre program director.  She’s produced and directed youth in many shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. Over the last decade, she’s taught more than 1000 kids how to write plays, and she has produced over 100 student-written one act plays, and some videos.  She has been teaching, tutoring and providing parent support in Spanish and English for Voice Boutique since June 2011.  She is a seasonal Acting Instructor and Contributing Artist to LUPE Arte of Austin.   Christina Romero is a creative member and producer for Dames in Film.   She recently produced Timeca Seretti's multi-award winning short film, "The Closet."   
 
Christina is passionate about getting all children to express themselves. 
 
  In 2001, Christina was offered a position to learn and provide Applied Behavior Analysis to an autistic child in Austin.  Case supervision and training for the family in Austin was provided via CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders) in Los Angeles.  In August 2002, Christina moved to Los Angeles.  She became a behaviorist through a company called Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialists.  Through this agency, Christina was able to provide support to students with autism or with severe behavioral issues, full time, in the schools and in the homes of students.  She got to learn from teachers, parents, speech and occupational therapists, while supporting individual students with autism.  Eventually, Christina wanted to receive more intensive training from one of Los Angeles's best organizations in the field, Working with Autism.  Working with Autism provided Christina with extensive training in Discrete Trial Therapy.  Training and work at Working With Autism included monthly clinics, observations, frequent evaluations and workshops, in addition to working with several autistic children each week at their schools and in their homes.  In 2004, Christina began providing private tutorial services to kids with disabilities in Los Angeles.  She was also acting professionally, teaching playwriting and acting for East L.A. Classic Theatre, and she was a professional clown and other characters at children’s birthday parties.  In 2005, Christina returned to Austin, and earned her teaching certification.  She became highly certified to teach theatre.  She ran Clint Small Middle School’ s theatre program from 2006-2009.  In 2009, Christina returned to her work of providing early intervention services to special needs children.  She became certified in Special Education, Bilingual- Spanish Education and Elementary Education.  From 2009-2011, she taught Bilingual PPCD (Pre School for Children with Disabilities) at Blazier Elementary in southeast Austin.  In June 2011, Christina started Voice Boutique .  She managed Voice Boutique Company until April 2017, where she taught writing, acting, and Spanish; provided homework help, and tutored children struggling during their primary years of school, and children with disabilities.  Christina continues working for great companies, organizations, and individuals, as a tutor and teacher.