Cristi Miles joined George Fox as a half-time assistant professor of theatre in 2016. In the year prior she worked as a teaching artist at the Institute of Contemporary Performance, where she is a founding faculty member. She is a proud co-artistic director of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, a collaboratively run experimental theatre based in Portland.
Miles has worked as a teaching artist and administrator at Portland Playhouse and spent six years as a faculty member at the Portland Actors Conservatory (2008 to 2014). Prior to moving to Portland, she lived in Boston and served two years on the faculty at the Boston Conservatory (2007-08). She has also performed extensively on the stage nationally and regionally with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Portland Playhouse, Third Rail Repertory and New Repertory Theatre, among others.
Miles has also directed shows for BoomArts of Portland, the Portland Actors Conservatory and Portland Playhouse. She holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Brandeis University (2005) and a bachelor’s degree in theatre and secondary education from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (2001).