Daniil Krimer

Daniil K.

Saint Charles, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer Acting training with three different types of focuses:

-Acting Lessons: If you are interested in the craft of acting and want to become a better artist I create a weekly/monthly lesson plan which will serve your unique needs. Lessons will be based around your experience level, your interests, and your end goal as a performer.

-Audition Coaching: Monologue/Scene/Side coaching for anything from a Community Theater audition to a callback for Chicago Fire. We will attack your audition material from analytically, psychophysically, and psychologically.

-Acting Industry Coaching: What does an agent do? How do I get noticed by a Casting Director? How can I get to perform in a Motion Picture? What type am I?
The focus of my Acting Industry Coaching is to expose the actors to all the industry tools and info that can make them successful. Explaining Unions, how a headshot can get you through the door, and how to figure out type are what I focus on in these lessons.

About Daniil K.

In an industry dominated by randomness and luck, artists are always seeking to be in control of their career.

At Krimer Acting Studio I focus on the one thing every artist should be in control of: their craft.

I have created The Four Point System (inspired by the teachings of Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, Earle Gister, and Karl Jung) through which I offer my students a foundation which allows them to tackle any role.

Gone are the days of not knowing what "choice" to make or trying to decipher what your director's notes actually mean. The Four Point System empowers the actor to balance analysis with vulnerability and balance being active with spontaneity.

I offer Group Classes AND Individual Coaching Sessions. Coaching sessions are available locally in St. Charles, IL (COVID-19 Permitting) and online via Zoom, Skype, etc.

Want to sign up for a session?
Learn more about The Four Point System?
Get on the waitlist for the next Krimer Acting Studio Class?
Contact me through TakeLessons and let's start the conversation so we can make you a stronger actor!


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11 Reviews
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This was my first ever acting class and Dan has done a great job! He’s really made me understand how to put myself in the moment with repetition exercises. Very laid back and easy to work with but also professional. Would recommend to anyone looking to become a better actor.

Posted Jun 13, 2019

Daniil worked with me on preparing multiple callback sides, both classical and contemporary. He is the kind of coach that has the specificity and honesty to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, and to open your eyes to a new way of seeing your work. Daniil was able to connect my early experience with Meisner training to the sides that I had in front of me, in a way that was challenging but not scary. I left the session with a new handful of tools to prepare for the upcoming callbacks, and a new perspective on what it meant to reach honesty and authenticity as an actor.

Posted May 18, 2019
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Dan is an incredible instructor. His keen eye and ability to coach is a true gift. Dan works in specificity, detail and nuance; I am always a better actor having worked with him. Dan is knowledgeable about the business and offers great advice on agents, managers, type and casting. I highly recommend Dan as an acting coach and a business coach.

Posted Aug 23, 2018
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Daniil has been more than just an acting "instructor". He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to both acting technique, business side of acting, and huge motivational supporter. He is always up to date and resourceful with knowledge about auditions, shows, names of people that you should you know about or get to know. If he believes in you then you're a lucky pupil, because above all his knowledge and talent is his dedication; not only to his craft but to yours.

Posted Aug 22, 2018
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Daniil's professional experience in NYC makes him an invaluable resource, especially with all the stuff you don't learn in school. Daniil sat down with me and walked me through all the websites to check, he's given me advice on cover letters and responding to inquiries, and he goes out of his way to share audition notices and other opportunities he thinks might help me. Plus, he's talked me through issues with insight, kindness, logic and wisdom. I am lucky to know him.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Dan was respectful while consistently pushing us to challenge ourselves and find more in each moment. He was very open to ideas and was a team player. Overall, i’d Definitely recommend him to anyone.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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I really enjoyed the acting class I took with Daniil. He's a pretty laid back guy, but he can find what you need to work on to help you improve the most and then give you tools to work on it.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Dan helped me work on Meisner repetition and draw from direct emotional experience. This helped me make myself more vulnerable and move past my tics and defense mechanisms, allowing me to be more truthful and emotionally available onstage. He also helped me find monologues that fit my type and gave me great resources for marketing myself. In the words of the master himself, you gotta want it! And if you do, Dan is a great resource and mentor for all things acting.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Really in depth and is really good at showing people what they need to work on. He’s really easy to work with but also professional. Only note would be perhaps a tad more organization.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Dan is a very in depth acting instructor he really works with you on becoming who your supposed portray down to the actions and gestures that your character. When Dan is instructing you his number one goal is to make sure you leave that session a better actor than you were when you walked in and over time make you a better actor all around.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
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Daniil is a strong listener which makes him an excellent teacher. He really has a gift for intently watching and understanding actors and then giving them knowledge and instruction based on their time with him. I felt like he knew who I was on a deep level after the first lesson which made me just want to keep taking. He is a solid teacher amongst many average ones.

Posted Aug 21, 2018

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Artistic Director
Jan 2019 - Present

Kane Repertory Theatre

OUR MISSION Kane Repertory Theatre is a home for professional, intellectually stimulating theatre. By using visceral performance to explore values in America, we seek to spark conversation, evoke empathy, and strengthen the community. • Selected the playwright for Kane Repertory Theatre’s first full length play commission and currently  chairs the play’s development. ​Untitled ​by Hammaad Chaudry is slated to have its Virtual World Premiere  March 2021 and its live World Premiere November 2021.   • Curated and launched ​The New Play Lab​ ; the virtual new works development program for professional  playwrights. Daniil Krimer has worked closely and produced/cast/acted and/or directed the plays of  playwrights Adam Szymkowicz, Ken Urban, Zayd Dohrn, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Pravin Wilkins, Matthew  Paul Olmos, Lia Romeo, Quincy Long, Adam Kraar, Mike Solomonson, Matthew Barbot, Kristen Palmer,  David Valdes, and Rachel Lynette, working side by side with them throughout the process. All playwrights  are either O’Neill Finalists, on the Kilroy List, and/or have been produced in LORT Houses across the  country.   • At ​The New Play Lab ​Daniil Krimer has worked side by side with prominent national and regional  actors/directors such as Mark Brokaw (Drama Desk Award, Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award winner),  Rondi Reed (Tony Award Winner), Austin Pendleton (Tony Nominee/Drama Desk Recipient), James  Vincent Meredith (Steppenwolf Ensemble Member), Francis Guinan (Steppenwolf Ensemble Member), BJ  Jones (AD Northlight Theatre), Eddie Torres (Co-Founder Teatro Vista), Isabel Arraiza (​Driven, Pearson)  Karen Rodriguez (Steppenwolf Ensemble Member), Hallie Gordon (AD Steppenwolf for Young Adults),  Kyle Beltran (​The Cherry Orchard, In The Heights)​ Justin Lucero (AD El Paso Opera), Jon Blake Hackler  (Dallas Theatre Center Ensemble Member), Ken Barnett (​Mozart in the Jungle, Too Much Sun) ​Anthony  Irons (Congo Square Theatre/Lookingglass Ensemble Member), Kevin Asselin (AD Montana Shakespeare),  Michael Stebbins (AD Door Shakespeare), Marcy Kearns (AAD Chamber Theatre), Michael Patrick  Thornton (AD The Gift Theatre), Barbara Zahora (AD Oak Park Festival), Ansley Valentine (IU MFA  Directing), and many more.   • Responsible for all artistic decisions, including, but not limited to: casting, season selection, and  determining all other forms of artistic and educational programming.  • Ensures that all artistic decisions are consistent with the mission of the theatre and the vision of the board.  • Engages angels, donors, sponsors, and community partners to maintain and grow the financial health of  the company  • Raised close to $25,000 within the first year and a half of the organization’s lifespan 

Lead Resource Teacher
Aug 2018 - Aug 2018

First Stage (Next Steps)

Work one on one with kids on the spectrum while using aspects of drama to foster growth in social skills, communicative skills, and self regulation.

Lead Acting Theory Teacher
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

First Stage

First Stage is an Equity theater (with a Summer Theater Academy) in Milwaukee, WI; it is also one of the biggest TYA's in the country.

Acting Fundamentals for the Non - Major
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Northern Illinois University

Teach college students basics of Acting through Meisner/Stanislavski/Earle Gister based exercises.

Workshop Leader
Dec 2017 - Apr 2018

Illinois High School Theater Festival / Mich. Thespian Festival

Recruit High School students to the BFA Acting program, award talent based scholarships, and teach workshops based on the Meisner Technique and Del Close's Truth in Comedy.

Drama Specialist
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

One in a Hundred

A therapy camp focused on helping children on the spectrum with their social skills. In the theater portion I used dramatic tools to help introduce new framing that better served the student in social contexts.


MFA Acting
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Northern Illinois University

BFA Acting
Sep 2010 - May 2014

Montclair State University

Summer Intensive Certificate
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

William Esper Studio



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher Development Scholarship
Jun 2018

National Alliance of Acting Teachers


Actors' Equity Association
Mar 2015
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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