1st Year Acting
Hometown: Ojai, CA
Bio: Chiya Newman was raised in Ojai, CA having begun theatre at the age of eight with Oliver! with the Ojai Art Center, then going on from ages 10 to 17 with the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio where she performed, stage managed, dance captained, choreographed, and designed makeup for many shows ranging from Suessical the Musical, Into the Woods, and Peter Pan, to Fame!, Singing in the Rain, and Beauty and the Beast, also performing in the drama, dance, and musical programs at Nordhoff Highschool in shows like The Children’s Hour, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Urinetown, Crazy for you, Legally Blonde, and more! Spending one year at UCDavis as well as frequently attending Young Actors Theatre camp, she has also worked on various original works. She is so happy to be here training with PCPA and cannot wait to continue her journey afterwards!