Carole's fifty-year career has spanned all phases of the entertainment industry. She was cast in the role of Velma in the original cast of "West Side Story" on Broadway. She was then chosen to recreate her role in the Academy Award winning film. She also starred in "Gypsy" with the legendary Ethel Merman creating the role of "Dainty June”. Teaching is the natural culmination of her vast collective experience. She works with many Broadway artists in her “singing performance" and "acting" classes at New York's famed "Carnegie Hall" and the "Complex Theatre" in the heart of Film TV Theatre Row in Hollywood. Ms. D'Andrea has helped thousands of professional performers around the world prepare for and land jobs in the industry. She was recently selected as one of the top thirty acting coaches in Los Angeles. She is so delighted this past year to be able to now reach even more students around the globe with her new online coaching. "Whatever you dream you can do; begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it." --Goethe
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1981
New School Phycology
Teaches ages 10+
Has background check
Carole’s class has been my artistic home for years. This is an empowering space. Class, every week, has me prepared to take artistic risks and push myself to the next level.
I've been working with Carole for over 25 years! I first came into her class when I was fresh out of Grad School. I had just graduated from an MFA Acting Program where I spent every day being told what I was doing wrong. It was a little shock to my system to get to Carole's class and suddenly be told what I was doing right! Carole gave me a space and the tools to not only discover who I truly was as an actor, but she helped me rediscover my joy of acting as well. Carole doesn't break you down, she builds you up and in doing so empowers you to make smart, clear, strong, confident, creative, and personal choices in your work which will set you apart from the rest. This is why her students are constantly working on Broadway, in major motion pictures, and on television.
Carole brings out the best in her students with her nurturing demeanor and plentiful tools she's developed during her years of experience as a dedicated teacher. I never felt safer with an instructor, which allowed me to be bold and fearless as an artist. My time with Carole was invaluable, not only as an actor, but in navigating life.