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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).

Starting this fall, I will be traveling around the country playing Amber Von Tussle in the National tour of Hairspray!

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