The Bay To LA Actors Network

The Bay To LA Actors Network

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3 years in business

About this pro

I'm a professional actress with over 20 years experience in film, television, voice-over and theater. Let me help you build confidence in your abilities, as well as help you navigate the SF and LA markets! (imdb.me/kristiswensson)

I am passionate about storytelling - and am moved by well-told stories. Part of this is the acting, part of this is the writing, part of this is directorial, but I am passionate about it all. I can't imagine doing anything else! I love auditioning, I love working - especially on film and television projects. Creating a character, a person, from scratch is just one of the most fun things you can do!

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San Jose, CA 95124
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

CLASSES: Weekly on-camera workout in San Jose on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30. Drop in or pay monthly.  $40/drop in, $140/month (4 classes)

PRIVATE COACHING: 30  minute free consultation about their background and training; what they hope to achieve. If they want to continue, we set up weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions, in-person or online, to learn the nuts and bolts of acting.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Minor in Drama from SJSU, 20+ years of professional acting experience in SF and LA. Industrials, Commercials, Short Film, Feature Film, Television, I've done it all!

 View my IMDB profile at www.imdb.me/kristiswensson

I have over 15 years experience in voice-over as well; I am the voice of BCD Travel, an OEM software product used by Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Pfizer, Home Depot, Deloitte and hundreds of other Fortune 500 companies. I have voiced video games, commercials, characters - you name it!

I still regularly take classes to keep my own skills sharp and to become aware of new techniques and exercises, and I am actively auditioning in the SF and LA markets for theatrical  and commercial projects.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 min consult - FREE

Group classes, Thurs Nights, San Jose - $40/drop in, $140/month (4 classes)

Audition Taping Services: $100/hr - I come to you with my mobile taping studio, coach and tape you, edit and send you the finished file for you to submit.

1/2 hour lesson or coaching $50

Full hour lesson or coaching $100


How did you get started teaching?

I began by coaching other actors on their audtions and self-tapes for film and television projects. My goal is to help them get the best possible performance and to help them make more interesting, creative choices. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Most of my students are actors who are trying to become professional - to book their first paying job, to find an agent or manager, or to figure out where they fit, from a casting perspective. However, I also have working professional actors!

I also help non-actors with their presentation skills, confidence building and public speaking.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I took my daughter to an LA audition with me - her smiles were amazing and she told me it was "the best day ever." :)


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone with a background in acting, with good training, with a passion for the business and for actors. Make sure you have a great connection with this person and that they build your confidence! 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do they want to train as an actor?

How will training help them move forward in their career as an actor?

What kind of training do they need? Where are their weak spots?

What is your acting goal?

For non-actors:

Which skill would most benefit me? Ability to connect with others, public speaking, confidence building, or other?


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Voice Acting Classes