Lesley Alicia Tye

Instructor of Film and New Media and Creative Writing, 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 is an Instructor of Creative Writing and Film and New Media at Interlochen Arts Academy. Tye was also a co-chair of the strategic planning committee for development of the Film and New Media program at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Tye has 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 the Los Angeles film and television industry, with credits including casting assistant, below-the-line agent with Casala, Ltd, and Costume Designer for the feature Two Coyotes and short “The Millennium.”

Tye has written several feature length screenplays, and was co-writer for the television pilot Devin's Chronicles for Caspian Sea Entertainment. Her flash fiction was published in the anthology Bite from Trachodon Publishing.

Tye 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 Who, Grimm’s Alternative Fairytales, The Sound of Uzis, and Bromeo vs The Juliettes.