Testimonials

"Carole's class is my artistic home base where I feel nurtured, challenged, and connected to other artists. Her insight is miraculous; her support, inexhaustible."

Amy Brenneman
Emmy Nominated Actress
"Judging Amy"
"Private Practice"

"If you're looking for a consistent source of inspiration in an open, non-judgemental atmosphere, these classes are for you. Carole's intuitive sensitivity and insight are amazing."

Megan Mullally
Emmy Award Winning Actress

"Will and Grace"

"The most nurturing and productive teacher and classes I have experienced."

Bernard Telsey
Renowned NY Casting Director
"Rent," "Wicked," "Hairspray," "The Color Purple," "Sweeney Todd"
Tony Nominated Producer
"Frozen"

"Carole is professional, supportive and inspiring; and she helps me give my best performances."

Shin Koyamada
"The Last Samurai"

 

"The most rare gift a teacher can possess is the ability to teach artist how to teach themselves. Carole embodies this gift. The guidance she offers and the playground she provides have become invaluable to me."

Ashley Crow
"Heroes"
"Minority Report"

"Carole D'Andrea's was one of our most talented performers when Jerome Robbins and I made "West Side Story" into a film. She was the only original girl dancer from the original cast. She is passionate, sensitive and perceptive -- a major asset to the career of any student fortunate to study with her."

Robert Wise
Academy Award Winning Director "West Side Story"

"It is my great good fortune to be coached by Carole. In her classes she creates a safe and harmonious environment. Her teaching is profound. I am not only becoming a better actress, but a better human being."

Lumi Cavazos
Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winner
"Like Water For Chocolate"

"Carole's ability to free the actor's individual gifts as an artist is truly an experience in her classes. As a coach -- incredibly productive."

Robert Morse
Emmy and Two Time Tony Award Winning Actor:
"Tru"and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
"Mad Men"

"Carole's class is a safe and uninhibited arena that allows the actor, singer to explore and unleash their full potential. A brilliant coach."

Franc D'Ambrosio
"The Worlds Longest Running Phantom" -- "Phantom of the Opera"
Grammy Nominated Performer
"Frank D'Ambrosio's Broadway"

"The best is yet to come in your career when you study with Carole. She is a teacher and coach of immense insight and power."

Pierre Cossette
Emmy Nominated Producer
"The 30th Annual Grammy Awards"

"Carole and I worked together in the original "West Side Story." She was a true triple threat -- an exceptional actress, singer, dancer. Her knowledge and experience passed on is what makes future great talents."

Chita Rivera
Tony Nominated Actress
"Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life", "Nine"

"There is absolutely no one like her. She helped me develope confidence that allowed my dreams to be fulfilled. 15 years, my teacher -- and now my friend."

Anthony Barrile
"Kiss Me, Guido"
"Law and Order"
"Friday the 13th: A New Beginning"

"Carole's gentle intuitive approach to teaching always brings you to the most creative part of yourself."

Hilary Morse
Original Sally Simpson: "Tommy" --
First National American and Canadian Tour
"I Know my First Name is Steven"

"With phenominal intuition and creativity, Carole guides each new student towards their own unique power."

Robin Morse
"Law and Order"
"Six Degrees of Separation"
"First Wives Club"

"Thanks to Carole's insightful nuturing and support, I was able to rediscover my joy for singing and hone the skills it took to land my first lead in a Broadway Musical."

Geoffrey Nauffts
"The Full Monty"
"Six Feet Under"
"Law and Order"

"What a joy it is to work with Carole. She unleashed parts of my talent that needed her gentle touch. I recommend her highly as a coach."

Mimi Rogers
"The X-Files"
"The Rapture"

"The Door in the Floor"

"Working with Carole in the film, "West Side Story, " was a richexperience. She is a superb actress and her movement in dance was electrifying."

Russ Tamblyn
Oscar Nominated Actor
"Peyton Place"

"Learning flourishes in a loving atmosphere of calm care, respect for the artist and knowledge of the craft. Carole provides such an atmosphere."

Shirley Knight
Emmy Award Winning Actress
"NYPD Blue", "Indictment: The McMartin Trial",
"Thirty-Something"

"There is no one like Carole. Her gentleness, her solid knowledge of theater and music. She leaves you with a sense of confidence and power. I am very grateful to her."

Mariette Hartley
Emmy Award Winning Actress
"The Incredible Hulk"

"Carole embodies all the expertise and understanding of a successful performer and conscientiously caring coach. She has a god sent gift and I am deeply grateful for my sessions with her."

Carol Lawrence
Tony Nominated Actress

"West Side Story"

"An amazing coach. Her classes support your individual talent with a technique that frees you from any resistance."

Lisa Leguillou
"Chicago" -- Broadway
"The Vagina Monologues"

 

"I continue to be so impressed and inspired by Carole's teaching, I will always trust her insight, wisdom and care."

Gina Belafonte
"Bright Lights, Big City"
"All My Children"

 

"For over 20 years, Carole has created an artistic environment that is without invalidation and harmful evaluation. Her ability to nurture and rehabilitate the artist is astounding . When asked how he sculpted David, Michaelangelo replied, 'I just stripped away everything that wasn't David.' This is exactly what I witness weekly in Carole's class."

Andrea Doven, Lancelot Entertainment LLC

"I can't say enough what Carole's class meant to me. It gave me the tools I needed to sing, and that I use all the time."

Kellie Coffey
Academy of Country Music Award Winner
Top New Female Vocalist 2003

 

"A gentle teacher with a gift in creating a safe space with no judgement; thus contributing to a performance that is truthful, genuine and alive."

Diego Wallraff
"Alias"
"The Perez Family"
"Of Love and Shadows"

"Carole changed my life. She gave me the skills I needed to realize my dream of becoming a working actor and singer. Her classes are a cherished oasis of creativity and support in our often harsh and daunting business."

Steve Scott Springer
"Les Miserables"

"Carole gave me the confidence to know myself first as a person, then as a performer. I am now able to give myself completely in performance. That is the greatest gift I can give to myself, and the greatest gift that Carole gave me."

Vince Slade
Lead Singer -- "Nica's Dream"

"Carole is a gifted teacher who understands the essence of the craft. She conveys it with passion, inspiration and commitment. She is unique, inspiring, and it is such a joy to watch her teach"

Elizabeth Himelstein
Dialect Coach
Nicole Kidman -- "Cold Mountain"
"Fargo"