Carole Dibo has been in “the business” for over 30 years and is the Founder of the Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre.


After starting her career in the Washington D.C./Baltimore market as an actress, she moved to Chicago in 1985, where she worked extensively in the film, television and industrial film markets. Carole founded the Actors Training Center at The Wilmette Theatre in 2007 in order to fill a need for young actors that wish to pursue acting as a career.  Since 2012, the Actors Training Center, part of the Wilmette Theatre Education Project, has operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students on the business. Carole and ATC have a national reputation for bridging the gap between a young actors needs and the industry’s expectations.


Carole is also the managing member of Carole Dibo Talent Management, a boutique agency that has nurtured the career of several ATC alum as well as other up and coming stars.


Carole lives in Wilmette with her husband David. They have three daughters: Whitney, Alayna and Natalie and a small dog with a large bark named Mr. Big.


Studio Director

Becky comes to us from Normal, IL where she graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Theatre. She’s been in Chicago for over 10 years and has worked as an arts administrator and freelance casting associate for many performing arts organizations including Stage Left Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project before making her happy home at Actors Training Center in 2013. She’s also a sometimes-actor and has worked in both film and onstage with a variety of Chicago companies. You can always tell when she’s acting in a project because it’s one of the only times you’ll find her with “normal” colored hair–otherwise, she enjoys exploring the rainbow of color options! Becky is also a sought after private coach for auditions and on-camera taping as well as college monologue prep and enjoys connecting artists to other artists to help grow everyone’s personal community of resources and inspiration.


Administrative Assistant

Rae Lindenberg has been with the Actors Training Center since she was a Junior at New Trier High School. Interning provided her insight into the business of Theatre, Film, and TV in a nurturing, educational environment. After graduating high school in 2011, she went on to North Central College where she majored in Theatre and minored in Broadcast Communication. While at North Central she got the opportunity to understudy at the American Theatre Company in Chicago, star in a webseries titled Between the Lines, and wrote and directed a full length screwball comedy entitled Miranda Writes. Rae graduated North Central College with a BA in 2015.