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Chris Milligan

Founding Executive/Artistic Director & Owner

Chris demanded to be in the spotlight at the young age of four in diapers singing Shania Twain's hit song "Man I Feel Like a Woman" for his whole family to watch. Chris grew up at the community theatre back home in Slidell, Louisiana – a town right outside of New Orleans. He learned the ins and outs of being on stage and offstage by participating in the yearly summer and winter productions for kids in the community. His roles ranged from ensemble roles, to lead roles, to lighting designer, and to stage manager. He knew he needed to learn it all to be a well-rounded performer!

Upon graduation, Chris fled to New York with big dreams! He attended and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts and a Minor in Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. He has had the privilege to work with Broadway performers such as Jeff Shade, Dana Moore, Ryan Kasprzack, and many more while in NY. In addition, he has had the opportunity to perform in New York at venues such as 54 Below, Green Room 42, The West End, The Duplex, and The Actor’s Temple as well as well-known regional theaters across the nation.

While in New York City, he was an associate director/choreographer with Broadway Workshop under the direction of Marc Tumminelli, director/choreographer at The Nightingale Bamford School in Manhattan, a teaching artist for STEPS on Broadway, and a teaching artist for Spotlight Kids. He wanted to bring his knowledge, experiences, and love for performing to up and coming students.

Fast forward to a few years later, Chris has called Jax his new home! He has had the opportunity to perform regionally across the United States as well as around the word with the touring production of The Wizard of Oz!

As an artist, Christopher wants to inspire students and audiences by creating an experience one will remember and cherish either through class or performance.