Carol Roan holds master's degrees in music from Indiana University and in business from Columbia. She began performing professionally as a singer at eighteen. Critics were soon commenting on her stage presence, which became the focus for her later research. She developed a method for teaching others how to communicate with an audience, and taught the first stage presence course in the country at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. Since that time, her clients have used their training in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera stage to boardrooms, courtrooms, and classrooms. Carol is the author of Clues to American Dance (Starrhill Press) and co-editor of When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers over 50 (Holy Cow! Press). She currently teaches voice and stage presence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
See Carol in the short film, “Wake Up In Cannes,” for which she received a Best Actress nomination at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.