MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM OF KIMBALL STUDIO
Our Story & Mission
At our on-camera acting studio, we're passionate about helping professional actors excel in the world of film and television.
Our programs are designed to provide comprehensive, active training that prepares actors to succeed in the current industry landscape where you have to deliver on set, but the audition process is self-tape & online. That’s why we have classes both in-person at our NYC studio and on Zoom.
WHO WE ARE:
Our Esteemed Instructors
With a background in standup comedy, Janine joined the Kimball studio 3 years after it was founded by Kelly Kimball. They ran the studio together developing it's curriculum, while also working as writing & producing partners. Together they sold original scripts and produced pilots for NBC, FOX, CBS, AMAZON, WB, COMEDY CENTRAL, ADULT SWIM and NETFLIX . Janine is a two-time WGA Award Winner and six-time Emmy nominated television writer and voice actor. In addition to Kimball Studio, Janine has taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Boston University.
Julia Crockett, taught at NYU Tisch for 10+ years. She is an on-set coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Sarah Paulson. In addition to being an actor, Crockett is a director and choreographer, working in live performance
Michael an Artios Award winning Associate Casting Director at Hopkins Ingram Casting. Before his career in casting, he worked at Kimball Studio under the apprenticeship of Kelly Kimball, learning how to teach & direct actors. He has now come back full circle to be teaching our professional-level classes with this unique perspective.
Ivica Marc, is a well-known Croatian actor and TV personality, now acting in NYC and teaching at Kimball Studio. He has collaborated with some of the most prominent Croatian directors. His recent acting credits include FBI International (CBS), Succession (HBO), Billions (Showtime), The Blacklist (NBC), and Jessica Jones (Netflix).
HANNAH JANE MCMURRAY
In addition to teaching at our studio, Hannah Jane is a successful theater, voice, and on-camera actor. Recent credits include: Law and Order: Organized Crime, Dear Edward, FBI, and a feature for Lifetime. She has worked on over 60 commercials. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and LAMDA with an MA in Shakespeare.
Asher Farkas, Development Director. He's passionate about providing dynamic programming and creating an easy, actor-centric environment at the studio.
THE VISION OF OUR FOUNDER
Kelly Kimball founded Kimball Studio 30 years ago. She became one of the most beloved, inspirational, and respected acting teachers in NYC by actors, casting directors and agent/managers.
“Our job as actors is to keep cutting through where we stop ourselves and being able to be curious and explore past the comfort zone of where we were yesterday or a moment ago. Once we begin that, we expand this relationship with our ability to express authentically all the layers that come with each and every human emotion.” - Kelly Kimball