Kristy trained as an acting coach, artistic director and practitioner at the world famous London Central School of Speech and Drama, gaining an MA in Actor Coaching and Theatre Direction.
With seven years of experience in leadership, management, teaching, and business development and planning, across both the public and private sector, and the community sector, Kristy has the expertise to adapt to any given situation.
Kristy thrives on contributing in some way and enjoys working for companies who are passionate about the service they deliver. When not working full time, she offers coaching and tuition to businesses, actors and everyday people! Her work is informed by years of training and extensive study within the arts. Practise must be informed by theory to enable a greater understanding and awareness of the subject.
Kristy has worked with clients by finding out their needs and making a difference in the way they come across in all situations. Presence and confidence is more than just the words you use; it is developing self awareness, essential in adapting to the moment, by working on the physicality of communication from body language to energy and all other non verbal communication skills.
With her energy, drive to succeed, nurturing nature, and excellent communication skills, she has worked widely with a range of professionals and ages. She has worked and interacted with some of the most renowned theatre and voice experts including Cicely Berry, Frankie Armstrong, Mel Churcher, Katya Kamotskaia, Claire Skinner and Katie Mitchell.
As a coach and director, she has worked with screen and musical theatre actors. She has also worked on ‘Zorba the Greek’ (the Cartoon de Salvo Theatre Company, Cornwall Minack Theatre), ‘Make Believe’ (Henley Kenton Theatre), ‘Thumbelina (a swallow’s tale)’ (Edinburgh Festival), ‘Madame Butterfly’ (Woking New Victoria Theatre), ‘Carmen’ (Guildford G-Live theatre) and ‘Fright Night’ (London Her Majesty’s Theatre).
Kristy has taught the National Youth Theatre, the Pauline Quirke Academy, the Clerkenwell Actors Studio, the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Sussex Academy of Music to name a few. Her own methodology draws on a range of practices of different practitioners, such as Michael Chekhov, Konstantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertold Brecht, and Tadashi Suzuki.
Kristy is dedicated to providing professional and motivational coaching to children, students and adults of all ages and abilities across all sectors and industries.