Getting To Know You
Kristen Marie Ernst
Kristen Ernst is a 31 year veteran of the entertainment industry. Her career in the arts began as a child actress in Los Angeles performing on both stage and screen. Passionate for the stage, she performed professionally for many years as a musical theater artist touring the country and performing in New York City until she spread her wings again as a choreographer and casting associate for several reputable Directors, Choreographers and Casting Directors.
In 2014, Kristen embarked on an incredible journey as an Artist Manager at Uzan International Artists (UIA). Several of her top accomplishments as an Artist Manager included clients on Broadway and in National touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, Rocktopia, Les Miserables, and Waitress as well as regional theaters and Off-Broadway productions.
Kristen's former clients can also be seen working on camera in feature films, episodics, commercials, industrials, and voice overs. In addition to full management clients, in 2015 UIA launched their subsidiary company, UIA Presents which focused on booking artists, acts, bands, and groups at symphonies, performing arts centers, theaters, festivals, parks, etc. Kristen spearheaded this expansion for acts now performing internationally in these markets. UIA Presents also packaged concerts for symphonies including the Broadway in concert series which began with My Fair Lady in concert, and performed at North Carolina Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Utah Symphony. Their most recent title, The Music Man in concert (which she also choreographed) premiered at Pacific Symphony in 2018 to rave reviews. Kristen also produced Live From Broadway starring current Broadway stars which premiered at Phoenix Symphony and The Engeman Theater last season.
In January of 2019, Kristen launched KMEntertainment. She handled the live entertainment bookings for Curtains Bar and Restaurant at Avenel Performing Arts Center in Avenel, NJ in 2019 (their inaugural season). Kristen has also produced several concerts at NYC cabarets and a very successful Association of Performing Arts Professionals showcase this past January!
Victor brings decades of work in the entertainment, teaching, and financial field to KMEntertainment. With a focus on Vocal and Drama, Victor taught at the Middle and High School levels. At Burbank High School in California, he joined forces with major studios to bring professional experiences to his students, in both performing and technical facets. His casting, directing and artistic experience brings a watchful eye to the entertainment booking arena.
Victor spent over 10 years in regional musical theater as a member of the Actors' Equity Association. His chorus, supporting, and lead roles also contribute to his current position as KME's West Coast Booking Manager. With over a decade of experience as a Financial Advisor, Victor worked with his clients to help them understand and make the most of business opportunities, proper investment strategy, and insurance products.
These essential qualifications pave the way for KMEntertainment’s victory in realizing our mission of creating and encouraging the growth of live entertainment opportunities while cultivating an alliance of artists and art supporters to improve the landscape of the marketplace.
Victor believes in cultivating the success of each act and client by capitalizing on their unique talents, circumstance, and personality. He looks forward to handling all KMEnertainment’s West Coast booking needs.