Kristof Konrad // Alexander Technique Teacher

Kristof Konrad was born in Poland and trained as an actor at the National Dramatic Academy in Warsaw, Poland and the Alexander Fersen Academy in Rome, Italy. While in Poland, he studied and worked with theater and film masters Jerzy Grotowski and Andrzej Wajda. In the U.S., he has worked with directors Francis Lawrence, Kenneth Branagh, Ron Howard, and Roland Emmerich. His TV credits include: House of Cards, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zoo, Scandal, Rizzoli & Isles, Intelligence, Nikita, Burn Notice, Alias, JAG, The Agency, Undercovers, E-Ring, Raising the Bar, and many others. His film credits include: Red Sparrow, Angels and Demons, Hotel California, Independence Day, Chernobyl Diaries, and many others.

Kristof has taught for the Berlin International Film Festival, Moscow Generation Campus, Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland, and UBS Verbier Orchestra. He teaches Acting in Film and Alexander Technique Intensive Workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Berlin, Toronto, and Vancouver. In the U.S., he has taught with Jean-Louis Rodrigue at the Larry Moss Studio, the Howard Fine Acting Studio in L.A., the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Melbourne, Theatricum Botanicum, and Media Access; he recently worked with the artists of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Cirque du Soleil. Past and current students include: Kenneth Branagh, Cobie Smulders, JoBeth Williams, Eric Dane, Michael Welch, and Sharon Lawrence.

Kristof earned his M.F.A. in Theatre in the field of Dramatic Acting from the Alexander Zelwerowicz National Dramatic Academy in Warsaw, Poland. He maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, CA and West Los Angeles. He is an active member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).

Testimonials

‘Not only did my work with Kristof help awaken the physical and psychological life of my characters, it helped awaken my own personal life too. This technique is as beneficial to the actor as it is to the 9 to 5’er who has to sit hunched over in front of a computer screen. I now have more fun playing in my daily life and my work life.’

Justin Chatwin, Actor

Justin-Chatwin

‘Working with Kristof has been tremendously helpful. Through body awareness and proper physical alignment, he helps open up channels of energy that enable full presence of being. He focuses on the details of a character that most fully connect to a visceral core- a character’s animal, their element, their core image or symbol. He helps actors build their characters through a process of fluidity, not rigidity, always working through the body. The bottom line is Kristof will help you bring LIFE to every moment of a performance – simple, unforced, bold, and electric!’

Michael Welch, Actor

Michael-Welch

‘A few years ago I had some trouble with my physicality’s on stage. I felt stuck in a lot of places, unsure of which direction to go in, and emotionally detached from my body. Kristof was recommended to me to work on these issues. Thru working with Kristof on this technique I have more connection with my body and my voice has more resonance. Also in my day to day life, I can now pinpoint when my body is under stress and starts to tighten up and I now have the tools to enable to release it. Working with Kristof has given me the gift of being able to connect with my center. Even in the middle of a very hectic shooting day I can take a few moments to become present in myself. Kristof is very kind and has an extremely gentle yet persuasive touch. I have been working with him for almost a year and the work we have done together has made a huge impact on my life.’

Cobie Smulders, Actor, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist

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