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AMDA Faculty since: 2012
Kirsten Chandler is a musical theatre veteran, having spent more than twenty years on stage. Kirsten has served at the helm of many acclaimed productions across the Southland as director and choreographer, including Shrek (5 Star Theatricals), The Who's Tommy (Palos Verdes Performing Arts), Inspecting Carol (Panic Productions, BWW Nomination), A Christmas Story, Crazy for You, South Pacific (San Diego Musical Theatre), Damn Yankees, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Cabrillo Music Theatre); Sugar, Little Women, Triumph of Love, Chess (Musical Theatre Guild), Spring Awakening and Ghost (AMDA). She also has vast experience behind the microphone, most notably as the voice of Pocahontas for commercials, parks, and Disney on Ice. She is also an accomplished classical pianist. Kirsten's passion for educating aspiring performing artists translates to rigorous classroom training that is infused with humor and attention to detail.