Karina Fernandez

Karina Fernandez

Subjects taught by Karina:
Method Acting

Karina trained at the Drama Centre, and is a prolific actor with credits in theatre, television and film.

Karina has been in three films directed by Mike Leigh – Another Year, Mr Turner and Happy Go Lucky – and performed in Matthew Warchus’s critically-acclaimed film, Pride. Karina also works regularly in theatre and has collaborated with Max Stafford-Clark, and his theatre company Out of Joint, on numerous occasions. Other credits include productions at Soho Theatre, the Arcola, the National Theatre and The Bush.

Karina encourages her students to create characters that are credible, detailed and authentic. She focusses on developing technical skills, but also endeavours to maintain playfulness and a sense of humour in class. Karina places great importance on building a sense of company in her classes, and enjoys watching students support each other and grow in confidence and ability throughout the course.


Improvisation is one of the core techniques used by actors. It stretches the imagination, sparks spontaneity and can lead to unforgettable performances. To the...