Bronwen Carson's professional career started in classical ballet when after receiving scholarships to SJDT, Interlochen, and Cleveland Ballet’s Company Trainee Program. She joined The Cleveland Ballet at age 17, under Artistic Director Dennis Nahat. Fascinated with musicals, she went on to perform leading and supporting roles in Me and My Girl, Kismet, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Will Rogers Follies. She received an Equity Ginny Award for her depiction of Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man, which starred Dirk Lumbard.
After being spotted by film director Randa Haines (director, Children of a Lesser God), she was cast in a supporting role in Ms. Haines ballroom film, “Dance With Me”, starring Vanessa Williams. Bronwen then went on to dance in a number of National commercials, Print Campaigns and additional films including “Center Stage”, choreographed by Susan Stroman.
At the encouragement of Rainda Haines, and her acting coach (RADA alumni, Marc Jacobs) Bronwen moved to New York to pursue acting professionally. After playing a small role in a film directed by Ed Norton (Keeping the Faith), she was advised by him to study with Terry Schreiber in NYC. Bronwen studied with Terry for 4 years. As an actor, she performed for many years in plays and films in NYC.
A member of SDC , SAG-AFTRA, and AEA, Director/Choreographer Credits Include: April’s Fool (NYCFringe 2014)Viva America- B'dway Workshop, The Cherry Orchard - Off-B’dway, In The Key of Cy - Off B'dwy (Assoc. Dir), Myopia - Neighborhood Playhouse (Dir), Dim Sum - The Neighborhood Playhouse (Dir), Sunday in the Park With Phil (Dir.)- Piney Fork Festival, NYC, Fugue (Dir)- The Neighborhood Playhouse, the world premiere of “Jack’s Back” (Co-Director / Choreographer) at The Gloria Maddox Theatre NYC, 49th Street and Other Stories (Creator/Director-Choreographer), Playing With Fire - The Private Theatre, The Dragon Play -Articulate Theatre Company, NYC, Two Days til Dawn - Off B'dwy, and A Tribute to Michael Jackson- 2010 Astaire Awards.
In 2011, Bronwen founded Sounding Line. The company’s artistic drive is to develop, and present Janusian-themed works as well as bridging the dance and acting worlds. Sounding Line creates works of theatre and film. www.soundinglineproductions.com
In 2014-15, Bronwen has seven additional works and commissions lined up, including directing Kelly McAllister’s latest play, April’s Fool at the NY Int’l Fringe Festival. She is completing the play adaptation of Nawal El Sadaawi’s “Woman at Point Zero”, working with TE’A of NYC as movement director for The America Project, and directing three short films, “Sunday in the Park With Phil”, “Saudade” and “Interior, Brooklyn”.
Bronwen teaches Performance Development, and Acting at Broadway Dance Center as well as coaching acting privately. www.bronwencarson.com