Drawing on her 20 years of practical experience in the arts and facilitation fields, Tanisha Christie’s work is focused on health/mental health, individual, families and couples; arts-based interventions; addiction recovery; critical consciousness; and liberation-based healing practices. As a facilitator, Ms. Christie has created curricula and processes for staff and young people in the arts, supported teachers and principals on classroom management strategies, and helped burgeoning not-for-profits create new systems and tackle difficult organizational situations. Clients included: Children’s Trust Neighborhood Initiative, Federation of East Village Artists, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Newark Public Schools, and others. Most recently, she developed a creative workshop program for men in addiction recovery and young girls in transitional housing for Turning Point in Brooklyn.
As an interdisciplinary performing artist and filmmaker, Ms. Christie has performed, produced, directed and taught in traditional and non-traditional spaces in the U.S. and Panama. Her current performance installation, bathtub, tackling issues of race and intimacy, is in development. She holds a BFA Theatre (Arizona State University) and an MA-Media Studies (The New School) and is currently pursuing her MSW - Clinical Studies at Hunter College (2017) in order to deepen her practice of arts, healing, and community engagement work. She is an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and a member of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter. Her interests include the Ackerman Relational Approach.
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