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Christina Maxwell is a New York City based actress, singer and writer. Most recently, she performed the role of Deanna Durbin in the New York City industry presentation of CHASING RAINBOWS, a new musical about the life of Judy Garland.
Christina grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and in 2012 was named the Distinguished Young Woman of America, awarded for excellence in scholastics, leadership and talent. She received nearly $45,000 in scholarships and traveled the country as the face of the organization. She then attended University of Michigan where she graduated summa cum laude with a minor in Writing and a BFA in Musical Theatre from the top program of its kind in the nation. While at University of Michigan, she received the prestigious 21st Century Artist Internship, which allowed her to travel and perform with the world-renowned group Mariachi Vargas. She also worked as a guest artist for the Mariachi Vargas Summer Vocal Camp, teaching voice, drama and communication skills to young students from across the country. Christina is also the founder of the nationally-recognized outreach program, Music at Mott, which brings the hope and empowerment of music to patients and their families at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. Upon graduating, she received the “Alan Eisenberg/Actors Equity Association Award”, awarded to one graduate each year. As a writer, Christina worked in New York City in marketing and PR for luxury jewelry company Roberto Coin, where she launched a new national social media campaign and wrote for their partner, Forbes. She currently also serves as an advisor on the Actor Fund’s Young Marketer’s Committee and as Lead Brand Ambassador for Curated Care, an integrative arts and education-based childcare organization.