Meet The Instructors

Meet The Instructors

Tiana Christoforidis, Cultural Arts Director

Falling in love with theatre at age 3, Tiana Christoforidis has performed Off Broadway, with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, the New York Renaissance Faire, Lyric Theatre of New York, On Stage America (National Tours), The Lone Star Historical Drama and regionally in New York City, California, Florida and Africa. A theatre graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, she has sung in various NYC nightclubs including The Duplex and West Bank Cafe, studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, HB Studios, Circle in the Square, Farnworth and Hauer, Phil Black Studios and with choreographers including Peter Gennaro and Wayne Cilento.

Tiana created Y ARTS and the Act Out Theatre School Program (acting instruction and production for students ages 3 through adult) at the Great South Bay YMCA in 1994, and is proud to be Cultural Arts Director directing and/or overseeing the acting as well as voice, dance, music, writing, Performing Arts Camps and various cultural events at the YMCA and at the YMCA Boulton Center.

The Act Out Theatre Program challenges and trains the young actor of ANY Level in a nurturing, positive, professional environment. Whether the student is exploring a new art form, honing a skill or following a dream, we hope to inspire and educate those who come through our doors with a true love and respect for theatre and an enlightened sense of self.

—Tiana Christoforidis, Director/Act Out Theatre Program,
Cultural Arts Director of the Great South Bay YMCA/Y Boulton Center