Christina Ramirez & Ulises Acosta
Originally from St. Louis, Christina earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster Conservatory and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Theatre Directing at Roosevelt University CCPA. A proud member of AEA, Christina’s performance credits include The MUNY, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hope Summer Rep, Maples Repertory Theatre, Insight Theatre Company, Theatreworks USA, Out of the Box, and most recently, Christina sashéed around as Sally in the off-Broadway and touring companies of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Christina’s journey as a teaching artist and director has taken her all around the country and even to India! As a teacher and director, Christina’s goal is to ignite imagination and inspiration for story telling for the child in all of us.
Born in Waukegan, IL., Ulises Acosta is an actor/singer working in Chicago's theatre, film/television, commercial, print, and voiceover communities. A Loyola University Chicago graduate, he has appeared on stages around the region, including Free Street Theatre, Visión Latino Theatre Company, and Pivot Arts Theatre. Television credits include co-star roles on NBC's Chicago Fire and FOX's Empire. Ulises is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, a substitute teacher for Waukegan and Chicago public schools, a theatre arts teacher, and is the founder and executive director of U DA One Marketing LLC. He is managed by Carole Dibo at Carole Dibo Talent Management. Visit his website at to stay up to date with his next activities!
About the course
At ATC, we believe in kids that act... on stage, on screen, and in their communities. This unique hybrid class beginning in person with safe social distancing practices, was designed for the young performer who loves to play, discover, sing, laugh, learn, and of course, Arts in Action is a troupe of students who work together as an ensemble throughout the school year to create, collaborate, and perform all while gaining important acting basics while learning to begin building self awareness, think thoughtfully about using art to enact social change, and expand their points of view.
Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class dates: This school-year class is taught in 3 sections with lengthier breaks around the holidays. Students have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.
Part 1 - In Person w/safe social distancing measures
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th *potential virtual date weather dependent*
Part 2 - Virtual
October 31, November 7th, 14th, 21st, December 5th, and 12th
Part 3 - Hybrid of Virtual and In Person
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th
No class on November 28th. There WILL be class on Halloween.
December 13th - February 5th
March 21st - April 9th
Mini virtual performance - ATC Fundraiser
*Admission to the class is based on Studio Director approval.*