Carissa Meagher

Carissa M.

Sacramento, CA

About Carissa M.

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Carissa teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: Last week


Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare for this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!

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A brief footage montage followed by a few short scenes from various films I've worked on.


Director of Education/Youth Theatre Director
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Capital Stage Company

Worked on educational outreach as well as running the Youth Theatre program during multiple summer seasons. With the Youth Theatre Program, I led teenage theatre students in the creation of a brand new play from writing, to rehearsals, to performance, in just two weeks!


MFA in Playwriting
Sep 2015 - Aug 2016
The Lir Academy (RADA) at Trinity College Dublin
BFA in Acting
Sep 2010 - May 2014
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
High School Diploma
Aug 2003 - Jun 2009
Natomas Charter Performing and Fine Arts Academy

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Single Sword (Stage Combat)
Nov 2012
Society of American Fight Directors

Tested and Certified in 2013. Studied many swords under Fight Master Dale Girard for three years at UNCSA.

Knife (Stage Combat)
May 2012
Society of American Fight Directors

Tested and was certified in 2012.

Unarmed Stage Combat
May 2012
Society of American Fight Directors

Tested and was certified in 2012.


Gold Medal for Monologue Performance
Jan 2009
Lenaea Festival
Merit Scholarship
Dec 2008
National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts YoungArts'

2 Reviews on Carissa M.

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Kaylie Gross Feb 17, 2017
· Ballet · Online My daughter attended several dance schools overseas and she has never had so much fun like the lessons with Carissa.
Brandon Feb 1, 2017
· Acting · In studio Carissa is my go-to coach whenever I need to prep for auditions. She has an in-depth knowledge of text analysis, so she always helps me understand the most important moments in scenes/monologues and pushes me to make solid, stong choices so I can nail them in the audition room and walk out feeling confident. She is very patient, friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with/ learn from. Highly recommend her!
Carissa Meagher
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