Breaking into the Business

January 10th



Open To All

Course Price



Carole Dibo & Christina Ramirez

Carole Dibo
Carole has been in “the business” for over 35 years and is the Founder & Executive Director of the Actors Training Center.

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 markets. Carole founded the Actors Training Center in 2007 in order to fill a need for young actors that wish to pursue acting as a career. Carole and ATC have a national reputation for bridging the gap between a young actor’s needs and the industry’s expectations.

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

Carole lives with her husband David. They have three daughters—Whitney, Alayna & Natalie—two sons-in-law and a small dog with a large bark named Mr. Big.


Christina Ramirez
Originally from St. Louis, Christina earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster Conservatory and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Theatre Directing at Roosevelt University CCPA.

A proud member of AEA, Christina’s performance credits include The MUNY, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hope Summer Rep, Maples Repertory Theatre, Insight Theatre Company, Theatreworks USA, Out of the Box, and most recently, Christina sashéed around as Sally in the off-Broadway and touring companies of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Christina’s journey as a teaching artist and director has taken her all around the country and even to India! As a teacher and director, Christina’s goal is to ignite imagination and inspiration for story telling for the child in all of us.

About the course

This workshop covers everything from where an actor falls on the "Industry Food Chain" to how to format a resume! Get the skinny on who hires who, how to get an agent, what casting directors look for & how actors that "made it" made it. Bridge the gap from where you are to where you can be by simply knowing the players. Perfect for the novice or seasoned actor looking to brush up on current industry expectations.

Recommended for actors & parents alike.
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Wilmette, IL 60091

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