Kris Danford is delighted to be returning to ANPF, where she was seen as Emily in the 2017 production of Go. Please. Go. She is an associate professor of voice and speech at Penn State University. She has previously held faculty positions at University of Michigan, Southern Oregon University, University of Iowa and the University of West Florida.
Kris is also a professional actor and voice, text and dialect coach. She has coached at theatres such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Stage, South Brooklyn Shakespeare and Urbanite Theatre. As an actor, she has appeared at regional theatres around the country, including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre and Ashland New Plays Festival.
Kris is currently leading a multidisciplinary research study which utilizes theatre-based voice training as a potential tool for women in childbirth. She has a BFA in musical theatre from SUNY Fredonia, an MFA in acting from the FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, and is a certified associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.