Carina graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in Drama, and Honors in Musical Theatre. After college, Carina continued training as an actress at the acclaimed T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre in New York City. She has studied a wide range of ideologies, including Meisner technique, Stanislavski method acting, Chekhov center work, and masking/clowning. Carina is also a classically trained singer (soprano) with professional experience performing in a variety of styles, from operetta and Golden Age standards to contemporary musical theatre and pop/rock.
Carina teaches all ages from toddler to adult, and specializes in working with kids. Her teaching experience includes private acting, vocal, and audition coaching, acting classes for elementary, middle, and high school aged students, theatre classes for preschoolers, and music classes for toddlers. Notably, she taught musical theatre classes for elementary aged students at the acclaimed Atlantic Acting School in New York City.
Carina is a seasoned and enthusiastic youth theatre director and choreographer, directing plays and musicals for kids of all ages, from New York to California. She has also worked as a show installation director for U.K. based Belinda King Creative Productions, where she directed professional singers and dancers in theatrical production shows for Holland America Cruise Line.
Carina is currently based in Southern California, and offers private coaching for actors and singers of all ages, from preschool aged children to working professionals.
Teaching/directing resume and references available upon request.