Krista Benson began performing in musical theater at the age of ten. She performed in numerous school and community theater productions growing up. Also an accomplished flutist, Krista chose to to persue a vocal degree in college. While at SUNY Geneseo Krista was trained as a classical singer but also participated in many acting and dance classes as well performing in musicals. Many of her favorite roles include "Once on this Island" (Timoune) "A Chorus Line" (Sheila), "Guys and Dolls" (Sarah), "The Apple Tree" (Barbara), "The Threepenny Opera" (Polly), "Oliver!" (Nancy) and "The Fairy Queen" (Titania) as well as roles in "Cabaret", "Sweet Charity", "Marat...Sade", and "Hair".
She earned a BA in Music with a vocal option from SUNY Geneseo in 2000 and a Masters in Music in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory in 2002 where she met her future husband. After they were married they moved to NYC to pursue a theater career. After too many cold winters spent in Bostonand NY they decided to move to southeast Florida. Krista had a great run at Stage Door Theater in Ft Lauderdale performing in such shows as "My One and Only", "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (Angel) "No Way To Treat a Lady" (Sarah) and "Are We there Yet?"(Woman 1). Krista then took some time away from the spotlight to stay home and raise their two daughters after moving to Upstate NY. Upon encouragement from a mentor, Krista began teaching vocal lessons in 2008. Krista's training in both classical vocal technique AND musical theater has made her a unique resource for her students. During her tenure with her students many of them have gone on to BFA musical theater programs at top schools such as Rider University, SUNY Fredonia and Ithaca College. Krista's students have also performed with the Boston Pops, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and have won numerous vocal competitions.
Krista has developed an especially effective audition training and even hosted workshops focused on auditions. Her passion for music, musical theater and teaching is evident in her enthusiasm!.
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