Chantrell M. Lewis
ACTOR. AUTHOR. EDUCATOR. NON PROFIT CEO.
Chantrell M. Lewis, M.F.A (She/Her) affectionately known as Channy, is an actor, author, educator, social behavioral researcher and artist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine. Lewis has spent the past few years working as a lead teaching artist in theatre based education programs. Her passion is the performing arts and her deeply rooted love for them fuel her everyday entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors.
A dedicated innovator, who simply makes things happen. Lewis is a non-stop trailblazer whose research, diligence, discipline and natural ability fully support everything she pursues.
Notably, Lewis also serves as the Executive Director of The Jar of Sunshine Inc. a California 501(c)(3) Non-Profit dedicated to women and children of the African diaspora.
Lewis is the owner and operator of a drama and voice studio, "Integrated Arts: Voice and Drama Studio"
With an abundance of training and experience under her belt, you should know that when it comes to creativity, the performing arts, and literature - she is your girl! A soulful performer who loves amplifying the world through creativity. Lewis began her performing arts career training at eight years old at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio. Since then her talent has been sought out from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles. An organized and innovative leader, Lewis thrives in high demand spaces. Feel free to send an email.
Being a writer..
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. "
- Maya Angelou
Chantrell M. Lewis is a writer whose work has been shared and admired nationally. Whether it be in performance or pen to page, her lyrical style transcends societal boundaries. Lewis is a poet, children's author and young reader's author. She has a strong focus on educational literature, in the pursuit of enhancing the social - emotional development of youth who read her books. Her work has been sought after by school districts in Ohio, California and Maryland. Lewis has traveled to Chicago as a performance poet in the renowned College Union Poetry Slam Invitational where she and her team placed 8th in the nation.
Her writing has been featured in "The Jubilee and Me" (An original musical revue at The University of California, Irvine) "Wading" (Documentary)
She shares this: "Literacy is wealth - and we should absolutely share it."