"Sarafina is a director that knows what she wants and communicates that clearly and concisely. In times of collaboration, she effortlessly navigates the discovery of joint vision. This results in a creative, satisfying,
and professional experience."
Jennifer Cupani, Choreographer
"I started reading Shakespeare at 6, studying it at 10, and performing it at 19, yet never really understood it at all until Sarafina’s method uncovered it for me. She has an amazing way of illuminating the material for the actor, so that the interpretation seems inevitable and the task less daunting. I cannot wait to learn more from this wonderful teacher and director!"
-Alicia Berneche, Chicago actor and Opera singer
“Sarafina is an absolute pleasure to work with. As a working actor, she brings real life experience to her coaching sessions. She has given me and my two teenagers valuable tools to take into the audition rooms. I know without a doubt that what she has taught me has helped me book gigs. I would highly recommend Sarafina as a coach for both adults and children!”
-TJ Karam, Chicago producer and actor
"...She helped me find Specificity in my Movement, and CONNECT my thoughts to those movements. I feel far more confident. Additionally I came away with new tools to help me prepare for auditions in the future.
Not to mention she’s got a bright and sunny disposition that instantly puts you at ease..."
-JJ Smith, Chicago actor and musician
Sarafina’s coaching has not only provided me with the tools necessary to break down any script, but has also given me the confidence I need to enter any audition room!
-Sara Gorman, actor
"I went to Sarafina after an audition that did not go well. She helped me find a language that helped me a lot! Later that week I had an audition and booked it."
-Rachelle, Chicago actor and artist
"I have worked with Sarafina as both her cast mate and under her direction. She has a flare for improv and the dedication of a strong director. She knows what she wants and will work with you to discover it. Her talents are strong and intuition even better as a director. I would stand by her on stage or for her on stage any day. She is a true talent on both sides of the stage."
-Terry A. Christianson, actor