Carina graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in Drama, and Honors in Musical Theatre. A proud member of the Actors Equity Association, her performance experience includes New York City theatre, national tours, regional theatre, web series, commercials, and cast album recordings, as well as international work as an actress and principal vocalist for The Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios.
A seasoned and enthusiastic teacher and director, Carina has more than a decade of experience teaching acting and vocal students ranging in age from toddler to adult, and directing plays and musicals for kids of all ages. Highlights of this experience include teaching musical theatre classes for elementary-aged students at the acclaimed Atlantic Acting School, directing and choreographing an original youth musical for Inside Broadway in New York City, and working as a show installation director for U.K. based Belinda King Creative Productions, directing professional singers and dancers in theatrical shows for Holland America Cruise Line. Carina firmly believes that “drama develops kids” and is thrilled to help kids discover the joy of creativity through Drama Kids!