Carolyn Popadin

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Carolyn Popadin

Lead Teacher, Theater


Carolyn is a NY based teaching artist, director and performer. She brings her love of theater to students throughout Long Island and Brooklyn directing school musicals and incorporating theater arts into class curriculums during the school year. She motivates her students to reach their fullest potential by making brave and interesting theatrical choices and, most important, to believe in themselves. Carolyn began at Usdan in 1997 and returned after some gap years to make summer 2024 her 18th year! She has been drama consultant for Council Center of Brooklyn and is co-director of Infinity Arts LI. Carolyn has studied at Brooklyn College, NYU, and in the professional acting program with the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, UK. Carolyn has toured the US and performed and traveled through 46 states. She has appeared in numerous east coast, regional, and Off-Off Broadway productions. She is the proud mom of two daughters who both enjoyed Usdan's Dance programs.

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