About Kristina

Kristina is a writer, performer and acting coach who is passionately dedicated to performance and the art of storytelling. 

She  has performed in dozens of plays both domestically and internationally  including the political satires  “OJ Law," (featured on  CNN); Media Whores”, “Scary Monsters” and “Traditional American Values,"  as well as many other plays including  “The Maids”, “Museum” "The Glass  Mendacity" and "Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean."   She was  part of a small team of actors who won 2nd place at Theater CRAM a 48  hour theater festival that was judged by top industry professionals  including film director Roland Joffe and former studio head David  Kirkpatrick.

She has  performed her one person  environmentally themed show “Save Sheldon!!” throughout the  United States. She also originated the role of Tess Formicola  in J.D.  Lewis’ politically charged critically acclaimed play “AmerWrecka” which had its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has had subsequent  runs in Los Angeles and at the Unfringed Festival in Limerick, Ireland.  She starred in Ellen Sandler's (Producer/Writer  for "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Coach") two-person play "Mom" at the  Attic Theater (also directed by Ellen Sandler).

Aside  from Save Sheldon she also co-wrote, produced and performed in  the performance art piece “Unveiling the Gypsy Soul” and had her first  play  “The Honey Pot” produced at the Santa Monica Playhouse.   

In  the film venue she co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent  film “Staccato Purr of the Exhaust” (Sundance Film Festival) and has  also appeared in many other films including “Without a Map” (AFI Film  Festival), “Pool” (USC First Look Festival), “The Groom” and “Moving  Alan”.  She can be seen and heard in the Adam Sandler film  "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and was a series regular (the role of  "Cat") on "Blankslate" at the Emmy Award winning  www.itsallinyourhands.com. She   performed in the award  winning independent film "A BIG Love Story" directed by Ryan Sage and has appeared on the Conan O'Brien show as a sketch performer. Kristina  was a series regular in the sci-fi web series - the Apocalypse  Diaries and has a recurring role in the  series  "The Exceptionals". She most recently appeared in the SAG independent film "Tracktown"  (featuring SNL star Rachel Dratch). 

As  a Voice Over artist she has worked on video games (including the hit  video game "Mafia 2"); film; narration, radio, television and the web  (The "Nanny Interviews".). Radio and TV spots include AvoDerm Pet Food,  Ronzoni, Shari's Berries, The Hoosier Lottery, the Oregon Department of  Transportation, Kroger Foods and IQ Credit Union. She also voiced the  main character, Lana, in the interactive book ‘Adventures in Rose City:  Helping Children Cope With Divorce" and provided voiceover for the short  film "Maggie's Farm." This summer she'll be voicing the role of Diana in a new audio serial called Annex. 


Kristina  trained at the American Conservatory Theater and the Rob Reece Actors  Studio in San Francisco. In Los Angeles she trained at the Actor’s Lab,  the Brian Reise Acting Studio and is a graduate of the intensive 2-year  acting program at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. She has also been a  student of improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. 

Over  the last decade Kristina has also been a successful acting coach and  teacher with the Actor's Lab in Los Angeles. She has recently expanded  her coaching to include working with figure skaters in the performance  and interpretation of their routines for competitions. She is proud to be debuting  her latest theater piece Miss Ethnic Non-Specific.