TRAINING & EXPERIENCES

ABOUT ME

My name is Carlotta and I’m a curious and ambitious artist with an Italian background.
I’m always looking for new opportunities and I’m very determined to achieve my goals.
I am a fully trained Screen Actress, Singer and Voice-Over artist, constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve myself as a person and as an artist.
No matter how big or small the project is, I always give a 110% when it comes to performing arts; it is my greatest passion and I never shy away from a challenge.
I gave up everything I’ve ever built in order to follow the real passion of mine: performing arts. I left my family, my country, my whole safe future behind so that I could pursue my dream and stop focusing on realizing somebody else’s dreams instead. Everything around me looks uncertain, but when I get the chance to go to bed exhausted for spending a day on set, I know that it is all worth it.

Main acting training: Brave Studios, TAFTA and NIDA Melbourne (AU)
Main singing training: Vocal Power Academy, Los Angeles (USA); Accademia Musicale di Firenze (IT)
Main voice-over training: Medialab school, Firenze (IT)

Training:

YearCOURSES, MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPSField
2021Daisy Hicks – Casting workshop (2nd October) – TAFTA, MelbourneActing
2021Thea McLeod – Casting workshop (12 Sept) – BRAVE STUDIOS, MelbourneActing
2021Greg Apps – Self Taping School, 6 weeks (Feb – Mar) – TAT, The Audition TechniqueActing
2021Colin Budds – Advanced Scenework, 8 weeks (Mar – May) – TAFTA, MelbourneActing
2021Mel Mackintosh – Casting Workshop (16 Jan) – TAFTA, MelbourneActing
2020Cinzia Coassin – 5 weeks courseFilm & TV Industry Coaching” (Sept) – Cinzia Coassin Casting, MelbourneActing
2020David Schaal & Alex Fidelski – Online lecture “How to be train, connect online and self tape auditions” (2 Sept) – The Reel Scene, UKActing
2020Howard Fine –Online class: “The 8-Steps” for script analysis and role preparation. (18 Aug) – Howard Fine Online, LAActing
2020Marilyn McIntyre – Online lecture: “Emotional Courage & the Vulnerability of Acting: ‘Here Be Dragons’” (29 July) – Howard Fine Online, LAActing
2020Jenny Kent – voice and standard English accent  (from Jun) – private classes, MelbourneVoice/ Accent
2020Philip Hayden – Online lecture: “Auditions & How to Succeed!” (16 Jul) – Howard Fine Online, MelbourneAudition technique
2020John Gould – Self  Tape class & feedback (8May) – THE ACTOR’S CAFE Online, UKAudition technique
2020Caitlin Well – Casting Director and casting associate for the Warner Bros – Masterclass; American accent and Self test Feedback (15 Mar) – BRAVE STUDIOS, LAActing
2020Rosie Traynor – Chameleon Casting – Casting Workshop (1 Mar) – BRAVE STUDIOS, MelbourneActing
2020Megan D’Arcy – Nick Hamon Casting – Casting Workshop (29 Feb 2020) – BRAVE STUDIOS, MelbourneActing
2019Ana Kokkinos – Casting Director Workshop (26/27 Oct) – BRAVE STUDIOS, MelbourneActing
2019Louise Siverson – Alba Emoting Masterclass (12/13 Oct) – BRAVE STUDIOS, MelbourneActing
2019 – 202012 Months ADVANCED ACTING Course – BRAVE STUDIOS, Melbourne (1 Apr 2019 / 28 Mar 2020). With: Mark Hennessy – Script analysis and Scene study Robert (Draf) Draffin – Impulse Foundation class Lyndelle Green – Scene Study. Ivana Chubbuck and Uta Hagen technique Rob Meldrum – Voice class Anne O’Keefe – Movement class Leonardo Canales – Alexander technique Tyler Coppin – US Accent class Damian Walshe-Howling – Scene study. Practical aesthetics technique Elle Mandalis – Scene study Damien Fotiou – Audition technique class Daniela Farinacci – Audition scene studyActing
2019THE ACTORS WORKSHOP, 8 weeks course – BRAVE STUDIOS, Melbourne (Feb/Mar)
With Lyndelle Green
Acting
2019VOICE COURSE, 6 weeks course – BRAVE STUDIOS, Melbourne (Feb/Mar)
With Rob Meldrum
Acting
2019Screen Acting Techniques, 5 weeks course – NIDA Melbourne (Feb/Mar)
With Nick Simpson-Deeks
Acting
2018Musical Theatre Techniques – NIDA Melbourne (Sept)
With Sonya Suares
Musical theatre
2018Singer/Actor Dance Intensive, triple threat (4 weeks course) – The Space Dance and Arts Centre, Melbourne (Oct/Nov)
With Kirsten King, and more
Musical theatre
2018 – 2019Lyrical and Contemporary dance classes, casual – The Space Dance and Arts Centre, Melbourne
With Ben Curè and Tristan Sinclair
Dance
2018Music Theatre course, 1 trimester – Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne (May/Aug)
With Daniela Kaleva -singing, Luke Alleva -dancing, Johanna Allen -performance studies, and more
Musical theatre
2016 – 201712 Months MOVIE DUBBING Course – MEDIALAB, Florence, Italy
With Paolo Spennato and Monica Migliori. During this course famous movies and tv series have been dubbed by us students, in order to become professional voice-over artists.
Voice-over & acting
2016Vocal Improvisation Masterclasses – 4 Quarti Association, Florence, Italy (Jun/Sept)
With Michela Lombardi (jazz), MilleLemmi (free-style rap), Beatrice Sarti (The origin of the sound), Stefania Scarinzi (jazz)
Singing
2013Opera Singing, short course – Playloud School, Florence, Italy
With Susanna Rigacci
Singing
2013Contemporary Piano, short course – Playloud School, Florence, Italy With Giacomo FerrariPiano
2012AICI Association Masterclasses – AICI Florence venue, Italy (Jun/Sep) Feldenkrais-Alexander; Singing jazz; Choral (“Singing without a safety net”). With Tobias Hug, Giuppi Paone and moreSinging
2011 – 2012Vocal Power Singing Technique, 1 trimester course – Vocal Power Academy, Los Angeles, USA (Oct 2011/Jan 2012)
With Elizabeth Howard
Singing
2011Musical Theatre course, 1 trimester – Dance Performance School, Florence (IT)
With Lorenzo Degli Innocenti (Acting), Livio Nappo (Singing), Donatella Cantagallo and Enzo Pardeo (Dancing)
Musical theatre
2009 – 2011Contemporary Music, Singing course, 3 years – Accademia Musicale di Firenze, Florence, Italy
With Filomena Menna (Singing) and Michele Vitulli (Singing in a band class)
Singing
2009Performing Arts course, summer course, with the collaboration of the Tv channel ROCK TV– Music Village Academy, Merine, Italy (Aug)
With Eva Poles, Paolo Pellegatti and more
Singing
1995 – 2010Gymnastics – KOSEN Association, Florence, Italy
Competitive Gymnast and Performer in the yearly artistic event “Giravoltando” in Tuscany, Italy.
Gymnastics

Experiences & Achievements:

YearSCREEN ACTING
2021Actress in the Australian Web Series THE ABANDONED
By Ankush Gupta
Role: Sasha – Leading Role
2021Actress in the Australian featured film SPY
By Natalie Spence
Role: Amelia – Leading Role
2021Actress in the Australian short movie SUGAR
By Nicholas Hadathy
Role: Maeve – Leading Role
2021Actress in the psychological horror short movie VITTIMA
Directors: Cole Smith and Georgia Hogge – Vittima Productions
Role: Vittoria – Leading Role
2020Voice over for the Animated Pilot I GOT A GOAT
Director and creator: Kyan Rowse – SAE Institute
Role: Kat – Leading Role
2020Actress in the short pilot TO BE NAMED
Director: Naomi Civitareale
Role: Lila (Older sibling) – Leading role
2020Actress, Dancer and Choreographer in the Australian musical short LOST IN DIRECTION
Director: Raghu Raman Rajagopal – Rpixels production
Role: Carlotta (Domestic violence victim) – Leading Role
Selected finalist at “Swedish International Film Festival” Selected at United States “Direct Monthly Film Festival” and received the laurel Finalist at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 And more
2019Actress in the Australian short movie CAFE CHOICE
Director: Puneet Gulati – Sandeep Raj Films production
Role: Amanda (Waitress) – Leading Role
Awarded “Best Short Film Award” at Tagore International Film Festival, nominated for the “Sun of the East” Awards and received a Special Mention at the “UK Seasonal Short Film festival 2020” Finalist at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 And more
2020Actress and Singer in the Australian short movie THE PERFORMER
By Benito Seguin
Role: Rosa (Performer) – Leading Role
2019Actress in the Australian short movie PLAY ALONG
By Nicholas Hadathy
Role: Amelia (Boss) – Leading Role
2019Actress in the Australian short movie STICKY NOTES
By Sina Salsali
Role: Liana (Wife) – Leading Role
2019Actress in the Australian short movie LIFE PARTY
By Stephanie Clifford
Role: Sonia (Party Girl) – Speaking Role
2019Actress in the Australian short movie DROP
By Raghu Raman Rajagopal
Role: Magda (Sam’s date) – Speaking Role
First screened on the big screen at Lorne Short Film Festival – Lorne Short 2019, and awarded second under the “Audience Choice Award”, and more
THEATRE
2013 2014Leading Female Actress in the Theatrical Production “Canti di Sdegno, Azione e Speranza”, Associazione Poetikanten Theatre Company (IT)
MUSICAL THEATRE
2011Triple Threat Performer in the Musical “Come Connie e Carla” – Dance Performance School Company, Italy
YearSINGING
2020Collaboration with musician and producer John Mario (Bedroom Guitarist), Melbourne
2019-2020Collaboration with musician and producer Simon Derasse, 51MON Studio, France
2012- 2017Singer and Songwriter in the Blue Dahlia acoustic duo, Tuscany, Italy
2016Vocalist in the song “Darling”, HERA and KIND dj. DANCE&LOVE Music Label production
2016Guest singer in the rock band Abbey Road Music School band, Tuscany, Italy
2015Voice of various toy commercial jingles – in collaboration with and produced by ISI Produzioni, Tuscany, Italy
2015ISI production releases the official video of the song “Fragile” (23rd Jan), from the Fragile – Charlotte EP (Youtube)
2014Blue Dahlia’s “Solo un Attimo” music video release (17th Mar), available on youtube – independent label publication, Tuscany, Italy
2014ISI production publishes the first official “Charlotte EP”, “Fragile” (9th Mar), on the main Digital Stores (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify…)
2013Publication of the first official Blue Dahlia album, “Solo un Attimo” – independent label publication, Tuscany, Italy
2013Guest singer in the rock band Aurea Sectio, Tuscany, Italy
2013“Largo Al Talento” Music Contest winner with the song “Fragile” and begin of the collaboration with ISI Produzioni Music Label. Tuscany, Italy
2003– 2008Soprano in the Michelangiolo High School Choir, 5 years – Michelangiolo High School, Florence, ItalyConcerts in Tuscany, Italy; Philadelphia and New York, USA
YearWRITING
2012Winner of the Poetry Contest “il senso della vita: Giacomo Massoli” (18 Apr 2012), held by AICI Automobile Club d’Italia Ufficio Provinciale di Prato –  Tuscany, Italy
2008Publication of the poetries “Certezze eteree” and “Ricerca di un miraggio” in the “i quaderni del Michelangiolo” Anthology (2008) – Michelangiolo High School publication, Florence, Italy
2006Awarded with a third place in the short stories contest “Racconti Brevi 2006”, with the short story “Estate Ghiacciata” –  Circolo Dipendenti dell’Ateneo, UNIFI, Florence, Italy (2006)
2004Winner of the Poetry Contest “Premio Letterario Castelfiorentino” (2004), with the poetry “Attesa della libertà” – Castelfiorentino, Italy
1998Winner of the Short Story contest “La Streghetta del Bagolaro” (1998), with the short story “Tom, e il mistero della nonna scomparsa” Florence, Italy