Instructor of Creative Writing and Motion Picture Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy
M.F.A., Creative Writing with emphasis in Screenwriting, National University; B.F.A., Filmic Writing, University of Southern California; Interlochen Arts Academy alumna
Lesley Alicia Tye (IAA 90-93) is an instructor of Creative Writing and Motion Picture Arts for the Academy and instructor of Screenwriting at Interlochen Arts Camp. Lesley has also taught screenwriting workshops for Michigan Writers and Northwestern Michigan College's extension program. Previously she worked in Los Angeles in film and television, with credits including casting assistant, below-the-line agent with Casala, Ltd, and Costume Designer for the feature "Two Coyotes" and short "The Millennium." Her flash fiction has appeared on Trachodon Magazine's Cheek Teeth site. She has written several feature length screenplays, was co-writer for the television pilot "Devin's Chronicles" for Caspian Sea Entertainment, and while at USC received the Stephen C. Gentry Award for Excellence in Screenwriting. She has also taught, written, and produced youth theatre in Los Angeles and Colorado. In 2004 she co-chaired the strategic planning committee for development of the Motion Picture Arts Department.