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ABOUT KARLA DINGLE

Actor | Improviser | Coach | Instructor | Producer

Karla Dingle (she/her) has spent her life on the stage. She began taking theater classes at age 5 and continued to study acting until receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Theater in 1998. Karla began performing improv in Charlotte in 2009 and continues to educate herself through workshops and classes at Second City, Hoopla, The Groundlings and more. Karla is also an actor and voiceover artist.​ Currently, Karla is the Education Director and an Instructor at Queen City Comedy in Charlotte, NC in the US. She is also the Improv Director and an Acting Instructor at a local studio in Charlotte, NC. You can see her performing with Now are the Foxes Improv Comedy, Close Distance Improv, and British American Experience.

Karla’s passion besides performing is teaching and coaching. She focuses on the intersection between acting and improvisation, and on using traditional acting tools and techniques to enhance the skills and performances in both actors and improvisers. Over the last several years, Karla has instructed students from Peru, Israel, India, Canada, Japan, Europe, South Africa, the Philippines and beyond. In addition, she has been a guest instructor at the Improv Fest Ireland, Vintage Improv Festival in Boston, Highwire Improv in Baltimore, The Nursery in London, Virtual Hug Improv in Manila, Liverpool Comedy Improv and the Bangalore Improv Community. Most recently, Karla was selected as a 2023 Theater IDA Artist in Residency in Zurich, Switzerland. 

 

Karla’s students can be seen in feature films for Netflix and Amazon Prime as well as television series and voiceover work. Additionally, her students have been featured in commercial campaigns for CVS, Lending Tree, Food Lion, Atrium Healthcare and more.

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INSTRUCTOR

Corporate Training, Acting for the Camera, Improv for Actors, Long Form Improv, Short Form Improv, Acting for Improvisers

PERFORMER

Short Form Improv, Long Form Improv, Musical Improv, Comedic Acting, Musical Theater, Dramatic Acting, Voiceover

COACH

Private Acting Lessons, Stage Direction, Long Form Teams, Short Form Teams, Youth Teams, Teen Teams, Adult Teams, Audition Prep

PRODUCER

Variety Shows, Plays, Musicals, Comedy Shows, Stand Up Shows, Improv Shows, Comedy Festivals, Benefits

A MIX OF COMEDY
WITH SOME
DRAMATIC FLAIR

Welcome to Dingle Drama, the website for Karla O'Bryant-Dingle. Karla is an Improviser, Actor, Educator and more. Located in Charlotte, NC in the United States, Karla is available to travel for bookings throughout the US and the World.

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