Kersti - "Rhymes with Thirsty"
Kersti works as an actress, writer, producer and adventurer based in NYC.
As an actress, Kersti has worked Off-Broadway, internationally and regionally an in Film & Television.
Kersti has been nominated for the Elliot Norton Award Outstanding Actress for best supporting actress at the Madrid IFF, and the Adelyn Roth Levine Excellence in Acting Award,
As an adventurer, she has been paragliding in Nepal, sky diving in Siberia and trekked solo through Croatia, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. She received a Theatre Communications Grant for theatre work in Russia and was a TCG U.S. Delegate to Havana, Cuba in 2015.
Kersti has been in residency at Eugene O'Neil Theatre Center, with Fresh Ground Pepper Theatre and has her own production company, Violet's Umbrella. She is a proud member of the AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Born in Golden, Colorado (home to Coors Beer) to a pair of docs, (her mother is a physician and her father has a PhD in geo-statistics) Kersti grew up in a home of scientists who loved and supported the arts.
Her passion for acting began when she was very little. She was able to persuade her three beloved siblings to mount full productions of innovative and original works such as TEACUP, ME? and DRAMA ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR. Everyone received rave reviews and spaghetti.
Kersti's first "scripted" role was in the Golden High School theatre where she ***starred*** in the pivotal role of the APOTHECARY in ROMEO & JULIET. She was hooked and couldn't get enough.
Kersti studied acting at Interlochen Arts Academy and then Carnegie-Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre.
Surprise fact: Kersti began training as a classical harpist at age 7.