Born in England, Christina grew up in Montreal and earned a degree in English Literature from McGill University before attending Canada’s National Theatre School and applying her love of art and design to the stage. In her award-winning career, she has designed sets and costumes for more than a dozen of Shakespeare’s plays at companies that include the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has designed musicals including Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks, Carousel, and a Tony-nominated production of Jekyll and Hyde (for Broadway’s Plymouth Theatre). Her work in opera includes Capriccio and Tosca with Pacific Opera Victoria, and Béatrice et Bénédict and Don Quichotte for the Canadian Opera Company. After much collaboration with both the Shaw Festival and the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, she has made the city her permanent home. In addition to her design work, she continues to study life drawing, anatomy, and portrait painting.