Kristi Dana is an assistant professor of voice and speech at Southern Methodist University. She was a visiting assistant professor of voice and speech at SMU (AY 2018-2019), Penn State University (AY 2017-2018) and served as interim head of MFA Acting, Brooklyn College, CUNY (AY 2016 – 2017). Vocal coaching includes Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars and Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep. She is also an Equity actor and works regularly in small professional theatre in Dallas. Kristi was mentored by Scott Miller and Liam Joynt, hosted in part at the Graduate Acting Program at NYU | Tisch School of the Arts. She is certified in Knight-Thompson Speechwork and holds a Certificate of Completion from the Michael Chekhov Association. Her point of research, “Vocal Transparency,” investigates the efficacy of the integration of the Miller Voice Method and the Michael Chekhov Technique for actors. MFA, acting, Brooklyn College, CUNY; MA, theatre education, Emerson College; BA, theatre arts, Penn State University. Board Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) (2018-2021).