About Crystal

Crystal Carson has been teaching and coaching professionally for the last 25 years.

She started the Auditioning By Heart studio in Sherman Oaks, CA where she instructs actors on her techniques through private coaching, classes, and workshops.

Crystal conducts seminars and workshops at locations across the U.S. and internationally including at The London Actors Centre, The Lab in Dublin, Ireland, The 3 of Us in NYC, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Atlanta Media Center Studios, RJ’s Casting in Orlando, and the Saigon International Film School in Vietnam. 

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Actors ask me, “how long must I prepare before I am ready to audition?” My answer is always the same, “you must prepare until you are ready to accept the circumstances as your truth.”

Training under the watchful eye of a seasoned coach can make the difference in getting the callback and booking the job! Crystal is available for on-going private coaching, as well as short notice sessions and on-location coaching.

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Los Angeles Master Class 2016

Los Angeles Master Class 2016

Left / Top: Casey Lee, Hassan Bashraheel, Marietta Melrose, Dwayne Adway, Felisha Terrell, Corey Prather, Left / Second: Tanya Clarke, Alesha Rucci, Kelly Thiebaud, Crystal Carson, Ashley LeConte Campbell (via laptop) Dana Davidson, Bottom Row: Adora Dei and Blake Dang.

In our classes and workshops students learn skills and techniques to improve their script analysis, character development, and use of sides in the audition room.

Our emphasis on hands-on exercises and individual feedback helps students improve their ability to prepare for auditions and land more roles.

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