Theatre Department

Faculty & Staff

Cristi Miles 

Acting, Directing, Collaborative decision making
B.A. 2001 St. Edward's University
M.F.A. 2005 Brandeis University
Reed College 2022


Crist is a native of El Paso, Texas and is a theatre artist rooted in Portland, OR. She enjoys making life awesome with her husband, daughter and their 4 pet friends. She wildly enjoys teaching, and making radical art with PETE (, where this past November they concluded FRONTERIZA, a three year long project investigating Cristi's identity in context of the recent immigration crisis along the US/Mexico border. Her work has taken her all across the Pacific Northwest and Northeastern parts of the US. This year finds her teaching Reed , Lewis and Clark, and the University of Portland all for the first time! She has been previously seen  acting on stage with PETE;  Artist’s Rep; Third Rail; Portland Playhouse; Profile Theatre; Portland Shakespeare Project; and Teatro Milagro, as well as many theatres in New England. Cristi is a founding faculty member at the Institute for Contemporary Performance and a graduate of The Oregon Center for Alexander Technique (AmSAT certified teacher).