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Kimberly has a real gift with child, teen and adult actors, an ability to pull their best acting out of them while making it the most fun and encouraging experience they can have.  Teaching indispensable skills to create growth and mastery of their craft. She focuses on guiding actors to strive to reach their full potential by instilling the tools necessary AND confidence for them to persevere and always do their best.

Her clients have booked literally hundreds of roles from TV series regulars to major feature films, recurring roles, guest stars/co-stars, commercials and more...

 

"Kimberly has helped me SO much! From helping me prepare for auditions, to putting a reel together for me! She's always there for me and is a great support. Just from doing my first coaching with her I learned a lot and could tell she really knew what she was talking about. I've been going to Kimberly for awhile now and I always have success with her help! She's extremely talented and I don't know what I would do without her."
~ Holly Taylor (actress - FX's The Americans, Billy Elliott on Broadway, The Good Doctor)

 

"...From the beginning, Kimberly was very knowledgeable, helpful and most importantly encouraging.  Over the years, Claudia has trusted Kimberly to get her through the initial audition, but most importantly Kimberly has been vital for those callbacks, producer sessions, and ultimately the testing phase".
~ Denise Mirkowski (mother of actress Claudia Lee - Surviving Jack, Kick Ass 2, Hart of Dixie, Girl Meets World, Famous In Love)

 

Kimberly Crandall is magical. It takes a dedicated team to get actors to the next level. Picking the perfect acting coach is just as crucial if not more crucial than having a great agent or manager. Braxton always comes in off book with a sense of direction but Kimberly's ability to tweak (add that Kimberly Magic) the scene is what sets Braxton's audition apart. As far as we are concerned Kimberly is the best acting coach out there. Especially if your career is what is at stake."
~ PJ Herda (mother of actor Braxton Herda)

I have the best acting coach in the world. If you want to feel extra confident in the audition room, I highly recommend Kimberly Crandall. We call her Kimberly Magic for a reason.”
~ Braxton Herda (actor - Long Shot, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Kidding, Just Add Magic)

 


"Kimberly is a terrific coach for kids and teens in LA! She is able to help young actors make strong choices and bring their individuality onto the screen and in the casting room where it counts! She is at the top of our young actors coaching resource list as well as our preferred provider of young actors demo reels and taped auditions!!"
Lynda Arnold and Mary Refvem (talent managers - Brilliant Talent Management)


“Kimberly’s knowledge of the industry and her experience as a working actress brings a creative and insightful approach to her coaching. My daughter loves working with Kimberly and learning her techniques which have yielded her a guest star role on a Showtime Golden Globe winning drama series. Kimberly truly has a gift of bringing out the best in her clients. She helps the actor commit to their role and make it their own which presents a truly unique and interesting character. We are so grateful to have Kimberly to turn to for guidance, weekly training, coaching for auditions, and self tapes. Kimberly is such a gem and we are so grateful to have her in our lives both professionally and personally!"
~ Tania Harrison (mother of actress Symonne Harrison - The Affair, Black-ish)

 

I have been doing private coaching weekly with Kimberly for the past 2.5 years and it’s been so cool to see the progress I have made in my acting since I started working with her. She’s kind, encouraging and enthusiastic but holds me accountable to show up prepared and focused. She expects a lot and I never want to disappoint her. While Kimberly has a real knack for comedy, she has also helped me explore more emotional roles and look inward for dramatic scene work. As a kid, it would be easy for her to just tell me what to do but instead she pushes me to understand a character so my work is authentic. She’s teaching me skills to apply on my own so I am confident and able to make strong choices, even when she’s not there. Overall, I can’t say enough about Kimberly and what an amazing coach and person she is.  I am so thankful for all of her help!"
~ Gavin White (actor - Black-ish, Santa Fake, Artik)

 

Kimberly is an outstanding acting coach. She has taught me how to analyze the script, character analysis and scene breakdown. Kimberly has taught me to let go of any self-consciousness and to just be the character. She was an intrinsic part of my preparation of my character for the lead role in my first feature film, THEY REACH. She is invested in me and believes in me and my future as an actress. She has a positive and encouraging approach. Her knowledge extends to the in/outs of the industry which helps sets me up for better success. My skills as an actress have developed so thoroughly that I do not know where I would be in my acting without her. I am a completely different actor and person - I attribute this to the work and friendship I have with Kimberly these past 2.5 years!
~ Mary Madaline Roe (actress They Reach, Last Seen In Idaho)

 


"Kimberly is so genuinely fantastic and nice, and she helps me bring out the flavor in my acting I would never think of or know I had in me! I love her so much!"
~Anjini Azhar (actress - Everything Sucks, Speechless, Star Trek: Into Darkness)

 

"Kimberly is this amazing little powerhouse of Hollywood knowledge all in one incomparably pleasant person. She has a remarkable ability to teach without discouraging, she helps you learn to emphasize your strengths while bolstering your weaker areas, while at the same time training newcomers and pros alike to understand how to conduct oneself in the unique Hollywood business environment. A respected, credentialed actress AND filmmaker with a heart for teaching, those of us who have benefited from her insights are very lucky."
~ James Pitt (actor - Avatar, NCIS, Close To Home)

 

"I've been going to Kimberly Crandall now both privately and in group classes for 4 years.  My favorite characteristic of Kimberly as a coach is her speed and accuracy!  Kimberly will watch me do one take and just based on that alone, will already know what homework I've done and what I missed that could better my performance.  She's excellent at articulating what she wants to see; no wasting time with her!  I also really appreciate that Kimberly is a great listener!  Sessions with her aren't all about the coach and their ideas, but a dialogue with the actor about the work.  She's got a big heart and a shining personality which immediately puts me at ease to share my work in front of her."
~Gloria Garayua (actress - Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Desperate Housewives)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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