Voice and Speech

Christopher Fairbanks is a professional actor and vocal coach who currently teaches at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, where he just won a Meritorious Director Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for his original play "Lysistrata vs Toxic Masculinity". He received his BFA from New York University and his MFA from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Christopher has also been on the faculty of the Stella Adler Conservatory, The American Music and Dramatic Academy (New York) and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles and New York).

His specialties include Voice, Speech, Accents and Dialects; the International Phonetic Alphabet, Linklater and Fitzmaurice based tension release exercises, accent reduction, and the Alexander principles of physical and vocal freedom. His professional credits include improvisational comedy, dozens of television shows, film roles, and commercials, and extensive work as actor and coach with local theater companies, including the Geffen Theater and A Noise Within. Christopher's favorite and most fulfilling role is being husband and father to his wife Elisa and son Russell.