Ken Baltin

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Associate Professor of Theater



My mission is to guide acting students in wholly committing themselves to their craft: to be fully present at all times, to center themselves in the truth, and to expand as people and as artists.

Ken Baltin joined the Conservatory in 2002 and is an associate professor of theater, specializing in acting for musical theater students.

Baltin is a lifelong professional actor, acting teacher, and director. He has performed extensively in New York City and in regional theater throughout the United States, as well as in television, film, industrials, and commercials. He continues to work regularly in Greater Boston theaters. Recent critically acclaimed performances include Blood on the Snow (Bostonian Society, 2016-17) and Samuel Beckett’s The Old Tune (Commonwealth Shakespeare, 2017). Other performances of note include Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Lyric Stage Company, 2014), for which he won the ArtsImpulse Best Actor award (2015); Operation Epsilon (Central Square Theater, 2013); Kite Runner (New Repertory Theatre, 2012); Romeo and Juliet (Actors' Shakespeare Project, 2013); Not Constantinople and The Screenwriter’s Daughter (Vineyard Playhouse, 2015, 2013); and Deported, a Dream Play and The Sussman Variations (Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 2012, 2013).

Baltin was recognized by Boston Conservatory's Student Government Association as the 2005 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in the Theater Division. He has taught both acting and communication skills at several colleges and trade schools, including SUNY Fredonia, Franklin Pierce College, Northeastern University, UMass Boston, and Connecticut College. In addition, he has coached hundreds of business executives and professional speakers in the art of presenting.

Baltin trained extensively under Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof at the HB Studio in New York City and has extensive training in the Michael Chekhov acting technique. He holds a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. in theater arts from Brandeis University.