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Crystal Carson

Board Member

Crystal Carson has been teaching and coaching acting professionally in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.She began as a sought after teacher at the Margie Haber Studios for 12 years, before using her extraordinary gifts to start the Auditioning By Heart studio, in Sherman Oaks.  Crystal also conducts semi-annual seminars at the University of Nebraska, various studios in Atlanta including Creative Studios of Atlanta, VoiceoverCity, and The Production Centre of Pinewood Studios (Atlanta),  RJ’s Casting in Orlando, and is invited to lead workshops and seminars in Vietnam at the Saigon International Film School, as well as hosting groups of international actors who travel to the US via Industry Hollywood to learn the Auditioning By Heart method.

Prior to dedicating her life to professional coaching exclusively, Crystal worked as an actress in 25 theatre repertory and summer stock companies; in several television programs, and had a recurring role on CBS’s award winning show, Jag.

But Crystal is better known for playing Julia Barrett for five years on General Hospital, when she was voted "Best New Female" by Soap Opera Digest and put on their cover as one of "Television's Most Beautiful Women.”

In her young career, Crystal appeared for 8 weeks on the mega-hit Dallas, booked several Television Pilots, and had guest starring roles on Ellen, Cheers, Charles In Charge, Midnight Caller, Thirtysomething, Simon & Simon and Night Court to name a few. Crystal appeared in several films including Who's That Girl with Madonna, and the female lead in Killer Tomatoes Strikes Back with John Astin, among others.