Carol Cadby

Watch Carol talk about theatre education on Michael Shea's program "In Conversation".



headshot at whiteboardMeet Carol Cadby, Yorktown High School Theatre Department Chair, Theatre Arts I-IV

Carol Cadby has been teaching theatre for over 30 years.  In addition to teaching at Yorktown High School, she teaches at George Mason University, Signature Theatre, Synetic Theatre and The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, Honors Conservatory.  She has a B.A. (Art) from Grinnell College and an M.A.I.S. from George Mason University (Arts-Based Self-development Education).  She studied with renowned acting teachers Uta Hagen and Herbert Bergof and is trained in Viewpoints, Laban Movement and Meisner Acting Technique.  She was also a professional stage and film actor (S.A.G., A.F.T.R.A., S.E.G., A.E.A. eligible) based in Miami, Florida. Her professional activities include Arts Commissioner for Arlington County, Advisory Board Member of Educational Theatre Company and the Theatre Arts Lead Teacher and a Mentor Teacher for Arlington Public Schools.  She is also an Executive and Leadership Coach working with professionals on vocal and physical presence with Olaconsulting.

Carol’s numerous directing and teaching awards include representing Virginia at the 2010 Southeastern Theatre Conference and receiving over 25 Virginia High School League One Act play competition awards (1999-2013), 20 Virginia Governor School Presidential Citations for Outstanding Educator (1998-2013), a Wolftrap Scholarship for Performing Arts Teachers (2008-09), an Elizabeth Campbell Award for Excellence in the Arts from the American Association of University Women (2009), two Arts Teacher Recognition Awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (1993 & 2001) and an Outstanding School Award for the Yorktown Theatre Arts Program from the Educational Theatre Association (2001).  In addition, Carol has been recognized twice as Yorktown Teacher of the Year (1999 & 2002).

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