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Hi, I’m Cristina Lark, certified acting coach. And you are a kick-ass professional actor, not an eternal drama student.

 

Have you ever been to any acting class and found teachers who seemed to be the holders of the Golden Truth, and were great at judging who was “good” or “talented” and who was simply “not made for it”? [Shivers]

 

If you did, I’m sure you realized that as sharp as the criticism was, there was never a concrete help or guidance to lead the person to improvement. It was pure judgment, sometimes combined with “look at me, do as I’m doing”, and sometimes combined with abstract and enigmatic advice: “find your center”, “increase your stage presence”, “really feel you’re made of concrete”.

 

 

A lot of indications that mean nothing if you can’t relate to them in the slightest, and are only good to keep you awake at night thinking “I can’t do it”, “I have  no talent”, “it’s not for me”.

 

This scenario led me to dedicate my whole adult life to study the mechanisms of learning, talent and creativity unleashing, and asking questions about how it works, and how the barriers that clog this flow come to form.

 

And here are my life-changing conclusions:

 

Copying and trying to soul-search for answers may work up to page 7, but what makes people really progress and evolve is TAILORED TRAINING. An intervention that is tailored to each person’s individual issues and challenges, and that RESPECTS each actor’s creativity and intelligence.

 

A training practice that is ultimately based on identifying concretely what the issue is, and mainly, HOW it can improve. No one-size-fits-all method, no wishy-washy cultish advice, no follow-the-master diva advice, no patronizing “some people just don’t have it” judgment.

 

All the answers are in YOU, because you have a rich and vibrant inner universe, you have the main thing that it takes to be the kick-ass actor that you are: you are a human being. But it’s not going back home and “thinking” that’s going to make you tap into it.

 

This is something I would have loved to have myself when I was starting.

 

It’s so exciting – and mind-blowing! – to see actors bringing their performance to the next level, becoming more connected to their creativity and inner truth, and liberating themselves from those thick protective layers we all put on to survive socially when we’re growing up, and that do nothing but deprive us of our integrity.

 

Are you excited with the possibilities as well? See how you can work with me!

 

About

Cristina Lark is a coach for professional actors, and also leads acting for camera and theater workshops for professional and amateur actors, and for non-actors.

 

Her philosophy is grounded in working with actors as creative human beings who contain all the resources they need to find their inner truth through imagination and technique.

 

In her method, respecting the actors' psychic and emotional integrity is paramount, And it is tested and proven that using imagination and technique achieves much better results, especially in the long term, than merely resorting to personal memories and retrieved feelings.

 

She has broad international experience, having worked in the UK, Australia, Brazil and Spain.

 

Here are some of the Casting Directors she's worked with:

 

Rowland Beckley (BBC), Ben Cogan (BBC), Dan Hubbard (Hubbard Casting), Daniel Edwards, Suzy Catliff, Aisha Walters (Shaheen Baig Casting), Carol Dudley, Rosalie Joseph, Gilberto Nascimento

Cristina as interpreter and assistant in a workshop with American casting director Rosalie Joseph.

Testimonials

“I found the course very dynamic and fun on the practical side. It helps a lot to remove the fear of auditions and I also found the course very up-to-date in terms on how to market yourself, how to get in the industry. That’s something you don’t learn in any course. If I had to define the course in 3 words, I would say: dynamic, practical and up-to-date.”

 

– Guilherme Gomes

“The workshop was an intense experience brilliantly led by Cristina. We worked all the time with the camera, oriented both technically and in the character approach, monologue and scene in pairs. Also, Cristina has introduced us to a current view of the market and demystified several ideas we, theatre actors, had about the actor’s work in this field, camera. Dynamic, practical and objective, that is the ideal course for those who want to have an experience with camera and also get used to the environment of tests and auditions.”

 

– Lipe Lima

“First I would like to thank immensely the opportunity to have participated in the MasterClass! I loved it and I will be promoting the course to all my actor friends, as I have immense interest in doing other courses with you, because these hours with you were very important for me! You have wonderful vibes and a very practical view of the market that interests me.”

 

– Kessia Gelina

“Every time I’ll have a new audition, I will contact you Cris, you’re the best I’ve had to date! True!!!”

 

– Felipe Severo

“Participating in Cristina Lark’s workshop was a very enriching experience. She was able to give enough emphasis on the practical part of the exercise of interpretation, where I was able to observe various stages of the techniques that my colleagues were using. It was pretty straightforward and practical. She brought information about how to position yourself in the labor market, which opened my eyes. As she has a lot of experience in the area outside of Brazil, she demystified the prejudices that I had about craft abroad. I recommend it for those who want to have contact with the camera in a chilled, but objective and efficient way.”

 

– Daniel Cabral

“First I would like to thank the coaching for actors you offered, it was awesome, clearly great for motivation and path-walking way too. I would say, I’m interested in Cristina’s other courses!”

 

– Kelita Carvalho

“I am pleased to have been oriented in a course by Cristina Lark, who is an excellent professional and understands a lot about what she does! It was the most professional course I’ve ever done in my life!”

 

– Renan Baraúna

You can read more comments from students and clients on the blog and on the facebook page. ¿Do you want to work with Cristina Lark or have any question?

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Interview
Cristina Lark for Elástica Magazine

"Thinking of unrelated sad things, activating the emotional memory of a concrete situation of your past, is a resource that may work, but only till take two. Forcing a feeling and thinking of, say, that person who harmed you, won't last for long, won't come in a controlled way, and mainly, will destroy your psyche.

 

Think about singing: if you keep straining your vocal folds, you'll damage them and won't be able to sing again with the same quality. An actor works the same way: if you destroy your mental health for a role, maybe you'll give the director an Oscar, but you will end up being withdrawn, unable to act again.

 

I teach a technique that's capable of keeping you sane at all times, allowing you to disconnect from the role when the shooting day is over, go home and have a good time, keep living your life with your psyche untouched.

 

This technique is a search for your inner truth, and stems from your imagination, your creativity, and your very humanity."

 

- Cristina Lark, for Elástica Magazine (Jan 2016)

Read the full interview here

and 1-to-1 sessions Workshops for professionals

Cristina Lark runs workshops by request of:

 

  • Film schools and productions companies
  • Drama schools
  • Acting and modeling agencies

Try the one-to-one sessions if you need to prepare for:

 

  • TV, film, theater and musical theater auditions
  • Drama school and university auditions
  • Ongoing roles (on-set coaching)
  • Or if you just want to keep honing your craft

GET IN TOUCH WITH CRISTINA

non-actors
Workshops for

For companies and NGOs

 

Cristina Lark runs workshops especially designed for your company or organization, to work on:

 

  • expressiveness and presence
  • speaking in public
  • effective communication and listening
  • creativity development
  • overcoming shyness
  • having fun!

 

Her projects spread across England, Australia, Spain and Brazil.

For Drama Schools

 

Cristina has a history of students whose age ranges from 4 to over 60! She has experience teaching classes for:

 

  • professional drama schools and amateur theater
  • groups of all ages and levels

 

In addition, she offers:

 

  • Theater classes in foreign languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan) to boost self-confidence when speaking.

 

  • Classes designed in tandem with teachers and tutors to address themes such as:
    • bullying
    • social acceptance & prejudice
    • consumerism
    • and more!

Workshop in Melbourne, Australia

- group discussion on the chosen themes.

Career and Life Coaching

Cristina Lark runs private sessions with actors and non-actors who want to live their own defintion of success and be happier.

 

Her philosophy is grounded on 2 main principles:

 

  • that people are happier and healthier when they follow their inner truth, the definition of success that they choose for themselves, not the one that is imposed on them by external influences.

 

that help in a non-patronizing way promotes empowerment and the development of a more successful image of a person, who therefore achieves their goals in a more sustainable and consistent way.

Reviews by ...

life coaching clients

"“It showed me a new way of seeing the situation I was living professionally, and helped me find strategies that in a short time changed the reality of that moment. I met Cristina in a moment of strong crisis, I was totally disheartened professionally. Working with her, I came up with strategies that brought me new perspectives and many clients… Gratitude is the word that translates my feelings at this present time! I realized I’m a very smart woman".

- D.R., 41, masseuse and physiotherapy student

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“I will bring to life ideas and knowledge I have gained from our meetings. Please continue to reach people because you touch the lives of some in a way that you might not imagine”

- T.A., 32, lawyer

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“The most important thing about the coaching was to learn a different way to think and rationalize my issues. With Cristina’s help, I started to look at them from a different and optimized perspective, and learning how to do that was crucial for me to find a solution for my goal. I feel like I’m a new person! Being able to devise a plan and define milestones and goals to achieve it is liberating!”

- T.K., 26, salesperson and future fashion entrepreneur

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“The coaching process was extremely important for me to decide to apply for a Theater Studies university degree. This choice changed my life in many levels and I’m very grateful for having had this opportunity. I’d recommend Cristina’s coaching for anyone who is not too sure about how to organize their own life and needs help to find the way. The process was wonderful and opened me some doors. Thanks for casting a light and giving me the opportunity to know myself better, I didn’t know much about myself until now. Coaching helped me better understand my fears and limitations and gave me strength and courage to undertake what frightened me most, my artistic career. Today I’m an undergraduate student, have several projects and have a different perspective on the acting profession.”

- J.R., 27, actress, director, journalist

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“Cristina’s coaching had a significant impact in some personal questions I had where I was kind of stuck. As my dream is to live abroad and I wasn’t finding options to finance it, coaching opened my mind to new possibilities, as well as a more productive maintenance of my travel plan. Now I know where I can focus my efforts to be able to achieve my greatest goal. I’m sure that it was an unprecedented personal experience”.

- B.J., 26, computer engineer

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“Cris helped me a lot with my self-knowledge, I feel completely different from how I was a month ago, I feel lighter, more confident, more focused and more grounded than before. I recommend Cris to all the people who need help dealing with anxiety, seeking focus and self-knowledge. Thank you very much for your professionalism. During my sessions with Cris, I was able to work on my focus, my spirituality and how to deal with the cameras. It was everything I expected, she was an excellent professional, she is wonderful! She was able to give me a lot of self-confidence and focus, she was very motivating and clarifying. The personal development I achieved is something I’m gonna carry for life”.

- N.C., 21, film & TV extra, aspiring actress

***If you feel like coaching can help you as well, get in touch!***

GET IN TOUCH WITH CRISTINA

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Testimonials
You can read more comments from students and clients on the blog and on the facebook page. ¿Do you want to work with Cristina Lark or have any question?
Interview
Cristina Lark for Elástica Magazine
and 1-to-1 sessions Workshops for professionals
non-actors Workshops for
Career and Life Coaching
Reviews by ...
Happening Now!
SOON... Download your FREE ebook! Click on the image!
About
Testimonials
You can read more comments from students and clients on the blog and on the facebook page. ¿Do you want to work with Cristina Lark or have any question?
Interview Cristina Lark for Elástica Magazine
Workshops for professionals
and 1-to-1 sessions

Cristina Lark runs workshops by request of:

 

  • Film schools and productions companies
  • Drama schools
  • Acting and modeling agencies

Try the one-to-one sessions if you need to prepare for:

 

  • TV, film, theater and musical theater auditions
  • Drama school and university auditions
  • Ongoing roles (on-set coaching)
  • Or if you just want to keep honing your craft
non-actors

For companies and NGOs

 

Cristina Lark runs workshops especially designed for your company or organization, to work on:

 

  • expressiveness and presence
  • speaking in public
  • effective communication and listening
  • creativity development
  • overcoming shyness
  • having fun!

 

Her projects spread across England, Australia, Spain and Brazil.

For Drama Schools

 

Cristina has a history of students whose age ranges from 4 to over 60! She has experience teaching classes for:

 

  • professional drama schools and amateur theater
  • groups of all ages and levels

 

In addition, she offers:

 

  • Theater classes in foreign languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan) to boost self-confidence when speaking.

 

  • Classes designed in tandem with teachers and tutors to address themes such as:
    • bullying
    • social acceptance & prejudice
    • consumerism
    • and more!

Workshop in Melbourne, Australia

- group discussion on the chosen themes.

GET IN TOUCH WITH CRISTINA

Workshops for
Career and Life Coaching

Cristina Lark runs private sessions with actors and non-actors who want to live their own defintion of success and be happier.

 

Her philosophy is grounded on 2 main principles:

 

  • that people are happier and healthier when they follow their inner truth, the definition of success that they choose for themselves, not the one that is imposed on them by external influences.

 

that help in a non-patronizing way promotes empowerment and the development of a more successful image of a person, who therefore achieves their goals in a more sustainable and consistent way.

"“It showed me a new way of seeing the situation I was living professionally, and helped me find strategies that in a short time changed the reality of that moment. I met Cristina in a moment of strong crisis, I was totally disheartened professionally. Working with her, I came up with strategies that brought me new perspectives and many clients… Gratitude is the word that translates my feelings at this present time! I realized I’m a very smart woman".

- D.R., 41, masseuse and physiotherapy student

Reviews by ...

life coaching clients

“I will bring to life ideas and knowledge I have gained from our meetings. Please continue to reach people because you touch the lives of some in a way that you might not imagine”

- T.A., 32, lawyer

“The most important thing about the coaching was to learn a different way to think and rationalize my issues. With Cristina’s help, I started to look at them from a different and optimized perspective, and learning how to do that was crucial for me to find a solution for my goal. I feel like I’m a new person! Being able to devise a plan and define milestones and goals to achieve it is liberating!”

- T.K., 26, salesperson and future fashion entrepreneur

“The coaching process was extremely important for me to decide to apply for a Theater Studies university degree. This choice changed my life in many levels and I’m very grateful for having had this opportunity. I’d recommend Cristina’s coaching for anyone who is not too sure about how to organize their own life and needs help to find the way. The process was wonderful and opened me some doors. Thanks for casting a light and giving me the opportunity to know myself better, I didn’t know much about myself until now. Coaching helped me better understand my fears and limitations and gave me strength and courage to undertake what frightened me most, my artistic career. Today I’m an undergraduate student, have several projects and have a different perspective on the acting profession.”

- J.R., 27, actress, director, journalist

“Cris helped me a lot with my self-knowledge, I feel completely different from how I was a month ago, I feel lighter, more confident, more focused and more grounded than before. I recommend Cris to all the people who need help dealing with anxiety, seeking focus and self-knowledge. Thank you very much for your professionalism. During my sessions with Cris, I was able to work on my focus, my spirituality and how to deal with the cameras. It was everything I expected, she was an excellent professional, she is wonderful! She was able to give me a lot of self-confidence and focus, she was very motivating and clarifying. The personal development I achieved is something I’m gonna carry for life”.

- N.C., 21, film & TV extra, aspiring actress

“Cristina’s coaching had a significant impact in some personal questions I had where I was kind of stuck. As my dream is to live abroad and I wasn’t finding options to finance it, coaching opened my mind to new possibilities, as well as a more productive maintenance of my travel plan. Now I know where I can focus my efforts to be able to achieve my greatest goal. I’m sure that it was an unprecedented personal experience”.

- B.J., 26, computer engineer

***If you feel like coaching can help you as well, get in touch!***

GET IN TOUCH WITH CRISTINA