Lesley Alicia Tye

Director of Creative Writing, Interlochen Arts Camp; 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. In 2004 she co-chaired the strategic planning committee for development of the Motion Picture Arts program. Lesley has also taught screenwriting seminars for Michigan Writers, Northwestern Michigan College’s extension program, the Traverse City Film Festival, and Project Cinema MI. 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.” She has written several feature length screenplays, was co-writer for the television pilot Devin's Chronicles for Caspian Sea Entertainment, and her flash fiction has been published in the anthology Bite from Trachodon Publishing. Lesley has also performed and directed in theatre and film in Los Angeles and Traverse City. She is the co-creator of the Mash-Up Rock ‘n Roll Musical Troupe and writer-director of their shows How Grinchy Met the WhoGrimm’s Alternative FairytalesThe Sound of Uzis, and Bromeo vs The Juliettes.