EMERGING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

Performing to your potential, being on stage, landing a dream role or design job, or simply finding yourself in the same room as influential idea makers creates moments of inspiration that can drive your decision to follow a career in the performing arts.  We often never forget those experiences. However, to sustain and work in the live entertainment industry can also be highly demanding and competitive which can leave even the strongest of individuals feeling alienated and uncertain.  Krista understands the vulnerability an emerging artist faces and is passionate to “arm” emerging artists with additional skill, confidence and artistic integrity in what can be a rewarding yet highly demanding career.  As a concept creator, director, choreographer and casting director, she understands what it takes to listen to sculpt fulfilling careers that last.

Krista’s classes and lectures focus on developing our own vision and discovering confidence in the art of making choices which she believes is at the essence of any successful artist, whether creating our own work or interpreting others’ direction.  Success and opportunity are the result of listening to ourselves and making both instinctive and disciplined choices which can be guided and learned.  This often means ‘being prepared to improvise’ in auditions, rehearsals, performances and even at turning points in our careers.

Krista is passionate to share her experience and knowledge while listening to others with the goal to help students strengthen their ability and confidence in being the creators of their own professional experience. Her approach is pointed, honest and compassionate – giving focus to the individual and inspiration to the group.

Some of Krista’s workshops and master classes take a look at:

  • Audition! Taking the Fear Out of the Audition to Promote Success
  • Improvisation
  • Creative perpetuity
  • Feedback sessions (dance, circus, physical acting, music)
  • Character work
  • Resume writing
  • Finding your authentic voice
  • Question and Answer discussions
  • Facilitating shared workshops with colleagues in stage management, music, circus arts.

Krista values sharing her knowledge and experience with emerging professionals in workshops, master classes and panels.
She has facilitated classes and lectures at the following institutions to name a few:

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VICTORIA SCHOOL
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THE AUDITION MANIFESTO

In 2016, Krista partnered with Gina Pero, Performance and Life Coach, to present the Audition Manifesto, a workshop guiding emerging and professional artists through the audition process.

“Those who say ‘yes’ are rewarded by the adventures they have and those who say ‘no’ are rewarded with the safety they attain.”

~ Keith Johnstone, Founder of Impro ~

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