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Training as a dancer for many years, Professor Quetta Carpenter began acting in high school. She studied theatre and dance at Southern Utah University, earning a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Performing and Visual Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Pennsylvania State University.
Stage credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southwest Shakespeare, Shakespeare Sedona, Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre, Pennsylvania CentreStage, New Paltz Summer Repertory Theatre, The Performance Network, Nearly Naked Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, ShawChicago, Expanded Arts NYC, Childsplay, Phoenix Theatre, Off Broadway Theatre, and Actor’s Renaissance. Carpenter will appear at The Illinois Shakespeare Festival this summer.
Carpenter has also appeared in many films and commercials. Recent credits include indie films The Price on Henry James' Head and Flocker, and appearances on John Ridley's American Crime (ABC) which premieres in February of 2015, Revolution (NBC), and The Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader (Cheer Channel).
Carpenter taught acting at Penn State University and Act One Studios in Chicago in addition to teaching artist work for Childsplay, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Summer Theatre Enrichment Program, and Texas Musical Theatre Workshop. She currently teaches movement and acting at the University of Texas at Austin where she recently directed The Sparrow, and teaches Meisner Technique/Practical Aesthetics at A Working Group at Brock Allen Casting.