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Christa El Said
Christa El-Said
Theatre & Performing Arts

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Christa received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre from Fresno State University and her Master of Fine Atys (M.F.A.) in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Upon graduation, Christa earned her equity card performing at The Welk Resort in Escondido. She immediately left to perform as lead singer/dancer onboard Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas for 7 months where she was able to save enough money to move to New York City. There, she took various acting workshops, commercial classes, saw numerous Broadway productions and auditioned for everything imaginable. She has appeared in numerous regional productions and commercials in New York, Colorado, and California.

Prior to being hired at Chaffey College, Christa taught theatre and dance at as adjunct faculty member for four years at Mt. San Jacinto College's Menifee Valley Campus. She also served as a judge for the Inland Theatre League and was the proud owner of Studio “C” which specialized in audition coaching and headshots for actors in Temecula. Christa is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Society of Director’s and Choreographers. She has also earned a handful of Inland Theatre League (I.T.L.) awards and nominations for her various roles and direction.

Favorite roles include: Becca in Rabbit Hole (Black Box Productions), Pam in The Full Monty (Candlelight Pavilion), Maggie in The Man Who Came To Dinner (Lewis Family Playhouse), Woman #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Murrieta Repertory), Sandy in Grease, Laurey in Oklahoma! and Nellie in South Pacific, all at the Historic Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre.

Directorial credits at Chaffey include: Rent, Avenue Q, The Miracle Worker, Spring Awakening, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Grease, The Wiz, All In The Timing and Bat Boy: The Musical.

Though Christa specializes in Musical Theatre, her most important role to date is the one titled “Claire’s Mom.”

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