Contributions to IDEA:
Florida 6 | Florida 8 | Florida 9 | Florida 10 | Florida 11 | Florida 12 | Iowa 3 | Iowa 4 | Iowa 5 | Louisiana 6 | Nebraska 3 | New York 20 | Oregon 3 | Oregon 4 | Oregon 5 | Vermont 1 | Washington 5
Bio: Kris Danford is a professional actor and singer and is currently Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech at The University of Michigan. Her performance credits include Hermione (
The Winter’s Tale), Kathy (
The Last Five Years), Eve (
Searching for Eden), and Beline (
The Imaginary Invalid) at Asolo Rep; Bess (
The Fair Maid of the West) and Laura (
Line of Descent, world premiere) at Riverside Theatre; and Emily (
Go. Please. Go.) at Ashland New Plays Festival. She also works professionally as a voice, text, and dialect coach. Recent credits include voice and text coach for
Oklahoma at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, for
Good People at American Stage, and for
Incognito at Urbanite Theatre.
As an educator, Kris has taught voice and speech at Southern Oregon University and University of Iowa (primary voice instructor in the MFA actors), and was also head of the BFA Musical Theatre program at The University of West Florida.
Kris received her BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and her MFA in Acting from the FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. She is also a certified associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She holds memberships in Actors’ Equity Association and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.