Kristof Konrad was born in Poland and trained as an actor at the National Dramatic Academy in Warsaw, Poland and the Alexander Fersen Academy in Rome, Italy. While in Poland, he studied and worked with theatre and film masters Jerzy Grotowski and Andrzej Wajda. In the USA, he has worked with directors Kenneth Branagh, Ron Howard and Roland Emmerich. For the past ten years, Kristof has successfully worked in film and television in the United States and Europe. Some of his credits include: HOUSE OF CARDS, ANGELS AND DEMONS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, CHERNOBYL DIARIES, NIKITA, SCANDAL, UNDERCOVERS, E-RING, ALIAS, OPERATION SAMUM, THE UNIT, THE AGENCY, JAG, GILMORE GIRLS and many others. Kristof discovered the Alexander Technique while working in the USA. He was fascinated by its effectiveness in improving the level of acting and coping with the stress associated with performing and everyday life. He spent three years training as an Alexander Technique teacher with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and many others at Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, where he also received his certification.
Kristof Konrad has taught for the Berlin International Film Festival, Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland, and the UBS Verbier Youth Orchestra. He is teaching Intensive Acting in Film and Alexander Technique Workshops in: New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Berlin, Toronto, and Vancouver. In the U.S., he is collaborating with Jean-Louis Rodrigue at the Larry Moss Studio, Howard Fine Acting Studio, teaching for the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies, Theatricum Botanicum, and Media Access. He worked with the cast of “KING LEAR” and “THE SEAGULL” of The Royal Shakespeare Company; helped Sharon Lawrence to create Vivien Leigh in “ORSON’S SHADOW” at the Pasadena Playhouse; work with the cast of “ELECRICIDAD” at the Mark Taper Forum; and worked with the artists of Cirque du Soleil’s “KA” on improving performance and preventing injuries.
In FILM, he helped Lymari Nadal to embody EVA, the love interest of Denzel Washington in AMERICAN GANGSTER.
Past and current students include: Kenneth Branagh, Cobie Smulders, JoBeth Williams, Eric Dane and Sharon Lawrence.
Mr. Konrad earned his M.F.A. in Theatre in the field of Dramatic Acting from the Alexander Zelwerowicz National Dramatic Academy in Warsaw, Poland. He maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, CA and West Los Angeles. He is an active member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).