Christina Tassy-Beauvoir joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in July of 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and a Minor in French from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
In her current capacity as Cultural Projects Administrator, Christina administers Culture Shock Miami (www.cultureshockmiami.com), a major educational initiative devoted to cultivating future audiences. Culture Shock Miami is a collaboration of the Department of Cultural Affairs, local cultural organizations, educational institutions, and Ticketweb that provides discounted tickets to high school and college students (ages 13-22) to attend the highest quality cultural events throughout Miami-Dade County. Other projects under her coordination include the administration of the Cultural Advancement (ADV) Grants Program, through which the Department provides significant annual operating support grants and technical assistance to a designated group of Miami-Dade County's mid to large size, artistically excellent and culturally diverse performing, visual, literary and presenting arts organizations.
Additionally, Christina serves as liaison to the Miami-Haiti Bicentennial Committee, the City of Miami Little Haiti Park Planning Committee, the Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace, the Haitian Artist Network (HAN), and the Creole and French speaking community of Miami-Dade County. She is the former administrator of the Tourist Development Council, which she managed for four years; and has participated in grants review panels for the Miami-Dade Parks Department.
A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Christina is fluent in French and Haitian-Creole; and has received formal dance training in Haitian-folklore, classical ballet, jazz, modern, and Afro-Caribbean dance.