Kendra is an actor, teacher, and director from North Florida by way of New York. She studied with Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole while pursuing her MFA in Acting at NIU and in 2011 joined the faculty at their private studio, the Gately Poole Acting Studio, where she trains students from across the country in voice, movement, and period styles. Kendra attended the actor training program at Shakespeare and Company and in 2012 studied at the Moscow Art Theater. She is one of a handful of teachers certified in the Williamson Physical Technique for Actors, a system created to work alongside the Meisner Technique to develop heightened sensuality and vibrant use of the full acting instrument. Kendra joined the faculty at Northern in 2013 and her classroom is constantly evolving to meet the needs of individual students; currently that includes a combination of Williamson, the Michael Chekhov Technique, Alexander Technique, Laban Efforts, Body-Mind Centering, Fitzmaurice and Linklater Voicework, Knight Thompson Speechwork, period styles, and a variety of meditation and focusing practices. She values authenticity, fully-realized expression, and whimsy.