Jill Matarelli Carlson

Certified Teacher, Associate Professor



Jill Matarelli Carlson is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University where she teaches movement, stage combat, physical characterization, and acting.  She has worked as an Entertainment Cast Member for Walt Disney World and co-founded The Odyssey Express Touring Theatre Company, whose goal was to bring quality theatre experiences to children in the Chicago-land area.  Jill has worked professionally all over the United States as both an actor and fight choreographer.  Most recently she staged the violence for the Cape Fear Regional Theatre productions of Wait Until Dark, Disgraced, and Peter and the Starcatcher.  She is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certified by Marianne Wells Yoga School and Yoga Alliance.  Jill received an MFA in Acting with a Movement Concentration from Western Illinois University.  Favorite roles include: Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret; Matron Mama Morton in Chicago; Antigone in Antigone; Mrs. Walker in Tommy; Amy in Company; Lindsay in Some Girl(s); Tigerlily in Peter Pan; The Herald in Marat/Sade;and Jan in The Jackie Sexknife Show. Jill lives in Greenville, NC with her husband, John and doggie, Quinn.

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