Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with veteran acting coach and actress, Carol Hickey. Carol has been in the business for over 26 years, so this woman really knows show business. What I love about Carol is that she teaches classes and continues to work in the business as an actress in commercials, television and film. She told me she had a 100% booking rate for the month of February. Now that’s pretty fantastic!
If you aren’t impressed yet, here’s a snippet from her bio that shows the work Carol has put in over the years: “Carol Hickey studied with some of the most prestigious instructors in Acting at HB Studio in New York and 7 years in Los Angeles with Harry Mastrogeorge. She has a degree in Theatre from University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned her living working on commercials and television series (Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Scrubs, ER, NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Big Love, National Tide, AT&T, Kelloggs, Cisco and many more) in Los Angeles.”
Carol currently lives in Austin, TX and teaches classes for actors of all ages at her studio, the L.A. Standard. When she opened the L.A. Standard in 2013, she only had 9 students. Now she has a roster of 75 students and that number keeps growing. I had the privilege of taking her class in commercial auditioning. I really love Carol’s style of teaching and how she connects with each student on a genuine and real level. In my opinion, her coaching technique is one of the best! Carol also partners with other acting coaches that have a multitude of experience in commercials, film and voice work. One of her latest collaborations is with Tracy Goodwin. Tracy specializes in kids 8yrs-12yrs old and she has been coaching actors on voice and movement integration for over 20 years.
Carol Hickey and her team are here to help you succeed in your craft as an actor. If you are interested in pursuing acting in any form, Carol is available for private coaching, audition coaching and taping by appointment. When you meet Carol you will understand why she is such a great asset to the acting community.
For upcoming classes and more info check out L.A Standard and The State Theatre.