Kristi Dana
Lecturer, Voice & Speech

Kristi Dana (Brooklyn College)


MFA, Acting, Brooklyn College, CUNY (Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2011–2012)
MA, Theatre Education, Emerson College
BA, Theatre Arts, Penn State University

Kristi Dana is currently the Interim Head of MFA Acting and Voice & Speech Lecturer at Brooklyn College, CUNY (2016-2017).

Kristi is a Teacher of the Miller Voice Method (mVm) and was mentored by Scott Miller, hosted in part at the Graduate Acting Program at NYU | Tisch School of the Arts (2014-2016). She is a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and is training towards receipt of a Certificate of Completion in the Michael Chekhov Technique (Michael Chekhov Association).

Professional Vocal Coaching: Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars; Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep. Higher Education Vocal Coaching: Arms and the Man and A Streetcar Named Desire at The College of Staten Island, CUNY. Higher Education Dialect Coaching: Bernarda Alba at LIU Post; Assistant Dialect Coach, Fen at Brooklyn College, CUNY.

Kristi is an officer of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), serving as the Focus Group’s ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Conference Planner for a two-year term. She is one of two Early Career Leadership Initiative Awardees (Elected by Board to attend all board meetings, non-voting) for 2016-2017. This initiative is designed to benefit newer members, early in their career, by having them attend a year of board meetings to learn the inner workings of the organization. While this is a non-voting position, it affords an opportunity to have the views of early career members heard in order to help craft policy and procedures from a fresh perspective. In 2015, she served as VASTA’s Associate Conference Director for Cirque des Voix/Circus of Voices in Montreal, Canada. She has co-presented her work at the 2013, 2015, and 2016 VASTA Conferences and the 2016 ATHE Conference.

Publication: Voice and Speech Review: “The Value of Mentorship: Personal Journeys Inspired by the Teaching Philosophy of Chuck Jones,” co-authored with Professor Judylee Vivier.

Acting credits include: The Sonnet Project, #71 (New York Shakespeare Exchange); Crystal Skillman’s 4 Edges (The Culture Project, staged reading); A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Anton in Show Business (Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre); All My Children (ABC). Directing: Assistant Director, Into the Woods (Emerson Stage); New York Shakespeare Exchange’s ShakesBEER (Romeo & Juliet; Love’s Labour’s Lost). Apprenticeships: The Actors Theatre of Louisville and The Berkshire Theatre Festival.