AMDA Faculty since: 2012
Kirsten Chandler is a musical theatre veteran, having spent more than 20 years on stage. Kirsten has directed and choreographed many acclaimed productions across Southern California, including Shrek, The Addams Family (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, Ghost, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (AMDA). She also has vast experience behind the microphone, most notably as the voice of Pocahontas for commercials, theme 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.