Caroline...

A native of Berkeley, California, Caroline devloped an intense love of story-telling as a little girl, creating plays, and songs at early age.  Her first profound theatre experience was watching Marcel Marceau portray both David and Goliath and was struck by how movement, music and characterization could make a story come alive.

 

Favorite childhood heroes included the ballet Swan Lake, Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, Harpo Marx, and Paddington Bear.  

 

Caroline studied ballet, tap, figure skating, and violin throughout her childhood and turned to voice and acting in junior high.  She graduated from University of California, San Diego with a B.A. and honors in vocal performance, and minors in Dramatic Literature and Italian.  In addition to performing, she began teaching drama, music, and dance, and composing musicals for young artists and audiences.

 

Singing has taken her to Italy, Switzerland, London, on National Tour, and finally to New York where she also worked as a director/choreographer, teaching and composing all the while.

 

She returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 for a show and was hired as  Director of Education for San Francisco Opera Guild where she has worked  for 14 years, creating a training conservatory and a host of education programs, while performing and directing at Regional and Touring companies.  

 

A proud member of both the Actors' Equity Association, and the Dramatists Guild, Caroline currently performs and directs with companies near and far, and is working on new  creative writing and musical  projects.  She teaches, leads workshops, and  maintains her own private vocal studio.  Come by and sing!

“Caroline is invested in the discovery process of theatre. She loves to bring characters to life. Whether she is doing that as an actress, a director, a teacher, or a writer, Caroline delves in deep.  She asks hard questions and she’s invested in the outcome. 

The rehearsal room is always charged and her classroom is always alive.”   -Dyan McBride, Director/Educator/Actor

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