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Hi! My name is Caroline Portner :)

But my closest friends call me Carol, Care,'s a long list! I am a New York City based singer, dancer, and actress. From the first time I put on a pair of ballet slippers and twirled in front of an audience, I knew that I wanted to be a performer. I’ve always been a bubbly, outgoing, creative person with a wild imagination. I’m incredibly grateful every day that I get to do what I love most as a career.

I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with my family who have supported my dreams of being a performer since I was three years old. I would not be where I am today without my mom, dad, and sisters…..and my adorable Golden Retrievers, Otto and Snoop!

I received my BFA in Musical Theater from VPA at Syracuse University (Go Orange!) with a minor in Marketing from the Whitman School of Business. I was lucky enough to work with a variety of teachers with incredible resumes including Daisy Prince, Rodney Hudson, Rufus Bonds Jr., and Bob Hupp to name a few.

I have many interests outside of theater, and more hobbies than I can list (but I'll try and keep it short!) I enjoy painting, drawing, baking, traveling, photography, fitness, playing piano, and make-up artistry. 

Favorite credits include Amadeus (Syracuse Stage), White Christmas (Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse), and Mamma Mia! (Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse).

Currently, you can see me traveling around the country playing Amber Von Tussle in the Broadway national tour of Hairspray!

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