Christine Tschida

Artistic Director, Northrop Dance Series

Christine came to Northrop in August of 2012 as Director. Prior to Northrop, she had been an agent for international Dance and Theater at Rena Shagan Associates in New York; the producer of A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION at Minnesota Public Radio; a line producer at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Peter Sellar’s American National Theater at The Kennedy Center; and Director of Outreach Programs at The Guthrie.

A Favorite Northrop Memory?
“I was a theater major at Macalester College in the early 70’s, and along about my junior year, an amazingly talented freshman from Cincinnati joined the dance department. His name was Charlie Brown, and he was clearly WAY beyond the rest of us in terms of professional ability. Charlie seemed to devour every dance class available to him in the Twin Cities, making the rounds from classes on campus to MDT, to Hauser studios, etc. He only spent a year at Macalester and then moved to New York City. Two years later, Charlie was back in the Twin Cities, performing at Northrop with the Martha Graham Dance Company. A bunch of theater grads came to the performance and we were thrilled to see our friend up there holding his own with the pros.”

A specific Northrop performance that blew her away?
“I have very fond memories of a Bette Midler concert where she wore a mermaid outfit and darted about the stage in a motorized wheelchair….but the performance that will always stick with me is Mark Morris Dance Company performing L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  surely one of the most exquisite dance works ever created.”