Chris Feiereisen’s work as Creative Director and Lead Teacher at Creator Collaborative is the culmination of more than twenty years of experience learning, performing, and teaching in the arts. Chris’ love for the arts emerged during his time as a student at First Stage, where he was also a young performer. In the years that followed, Chris took every opportunity he could to create: he learned to play the drums, danced, practiced beat-boxing, made movies, joined bands and choirs, performed in plays and musicals, and eventually co-founded Dominican High School’s Theatre Camp, where he would go on to teach for 14 years. Chris’ well-developed passion for music, theater, and dance brought him to Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned his BFA in Musical Theater. He took on a variety of opportunities in the ensuing years, including performing in the lead role in High School Musical Pep Rally in Walt Disney World and acting, teaching, and choreographing with First Stage. While Chris has always loved performing, he’s most fulfilled by teaching. He is honored to bring Creator Collaborative to his hometown of Whitefish Bay, and to have the opportunity to impact a remarkable generation of young people. Chris believes that with positivity and encouragement in a fun and joyful environment, kids will rise to meet every challenge, even when they don’t think it’s possible at first. He is regularly amazed by the creativity, humor, persistence and kindness he witnesses from his students.