Tess Christiansen brings 22 years of training, 17 years of professional credits as a child actor in Hollywood, 5 years of teaching, plus a lot of heart to her classes.
Having studied at the Diane Christiansen Studios her entire life, she knows what it’s like to train, build confidence and have a lot of fun within the structure of a set, theater or class. Tess has also studied and performed Improv at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, which was founded by SNL alum Amy Poehler. Most recently, Tess can be seen in the lead role of Jade in the Mar Vista feature Most Likely to Die, released to theaters in May 2016. She has appeared in print campaigns for major companies such as Mattel and Harley Davidson and a multimedia campaign for Proctor and Gamble. Other credits include: Commercials for Disney and Universal Studios, over a dozen Commercial and Voiceover credits, and a recent co-star appearance on the CW’s 90210. Tess has had the privilege of working with A-List directors like Jerry Zucker and Fred Durst and celebrities such as Billy Zane, Shia LaBeouf, and Dev to name a few. She is currently one of the stars of the very popular webseries Assist Me on YouTube and is the current spokes model for BOD Men’s Fragrance.
Tess adores teaching and is so excited to share her first hand experience and many years of training with young talent.