Cara Linden

Age: 17 yrs & 8 mths

Hey there! My name is Cara. I live in Belfast along with my Mum, Dad and sister. I’ve always had passion and enthusiasm for performing through singing and dancing from a young age. I have developed my skills and grown in confidence over the years since gaining experience in Theatre through NISMAT and The Rainbow Factory, as well as through undertaking grading exams in Musical Theatre. In 2019 through a community program I got the opportunity to be involved in a short on screen production. I enjoyed every minute of the experience and I was surprised at how naturally appearing and speaking on screen came to me. This gave me the confidence and motivation to seek performance opportunities both on screen and in theatre. I absolutely love to sing and dance, my Mum tells me the house is very quiet when I’m not at home as I’m always singing loudly practicing my musical theatre songs or strumming and singing songs with my guitar! I’m regularly chosen to sing solo and duets in my school performances and drama schools. I get a real buzz being involved in all aspects of productions and I’m often complimented about my singing, dancing and acting abilities. I’m delighted to be part of the Wolf Talent Agency and I am very much looking forward to new and exciting opportunities and experiences. The sheer enjoyment I get from immersing myself within this field, gaining new experience and passions has led me to dream on to pursue career in performance; both in theatre and on screen.

County: Antrim
DOB: 02/11/2006
Playing Age: 13-16
Hair Colour: Medium Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Height: 5'4"
Physique: Slim, Curvy
Distinguishing Features: Big Brown Eyes
Location: Belfast
Cara Linden
Age: 17 yrs & 8 mths

Hey there! My name is Cara. I live in Belfast along with my Mum, Dad and sister. I’ve always had passion and enthusiasm for performing through singing and dancing from a young age. I have developed my skills and grown in confidence over the years since gaining experience in Theatre through NISMAT and The Rainbow Factory, as well as through undertaking grading exams in Musical Theatre. In 2019 through a community program I got the opportunity to be involved in a short on screen production. I enjoyed every minute of the experience and I was surprised at how naturally appearing and speaking on screen came to me. This gave me the confidence and motivation to seek performance opportunities both on screen and in theatre. I absolutely love to sing and dance, my Mum tells me the house is very quiet when I’m not at home as I’m always singing loudly practicing my musical theatre songs or strumming and singing songs with my guitar! I’m regularly chosen to sing solo and duets in my school performances and drama schools. I get a real buzz being involved in all aspects of productions and I’m often complimented about my singing, dancing and acting abilities. I’m delighted to be part of the Wolf Talent Agency and I am very much looking forward to new and exciting opportunities and experiences. The sheer enjoyment I get from immersing myself within this field, gaining new experience and passions has led me to dream on to pursue career in performance; both in theatre and on screen.

County: Antrim
DOB: 02/11/2006
Playing Age: 13-16
Hair Colour: Medium Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Height: 5'4"
Physique: Slim, Curvy
Distinguishing Features: Big Brown Eyes
Location: Belfast

Skills

Singing, Acting, Dancing (various styles)

Musical Theatre (London College of Music -Grade 2: Distinction, Grade 3: Merit, Grade 5: Distinction, Grade 7 Distinction, Currently working on Grade 8). Music GCSE: awaiting result.

Music Theory (ABRSM) Grade 3- awaiting result

Belfast Musical Festival of Music, Speech & Drama- Poetry Speaking: 2nd Place on 2 occasions and Highly Commended on 2 occasions.

Swimming, Horse Riding (Beginner), Irish Dancing (Gained 2nd Place in Ulster Championships and other medals over a 4 year period), Tin Whistle, Ukulele, Guitar, Keyboard/Piano (self taught)

Accents

American, Belfast, Belfast (native), Cockney, English, Heightened RP, Irish, Northern Irish, RP, Scottish, Southern American, Spanish, Standard American, Standard British, Standard British English, Welsh

Professional Roles

Model, Professional Dance, Professional Musical Theatre, Professional Screen, Professional Stage, Professional Theatre, Professional Voice-over

Languages

English, basic Irish

Performance Training

Regular training with Music and Drama schools including:

  • Icons Drama & Singing with Toni McCann (2014-2015)
  • NISMAT-Northern Ireland School of Music and Theatre with Louise Herron (2016-2018) Took part in a number of workshops and performances with NISMAT including: Little Mermaid, Get Stagey and regular showcases. Musical Theatre training including Grade 2 LMC- distinction.
  • Rainbow Factory-School of Performing Arts with Cheryl O'Dwyer and Maire Campbell (2018- Present) Through The Rainbow Factory I performed in Snow White and the Black Forest Gateau and had the opportunity to play multiple roles including dancer, solo singing and acting. I have been a member of The Rainbow Factory for 5 years attending weekly sessions, training in acting, improve and movement.
  • Uniting Communities Film-making with BNL Productions (2019) 8-week workshop series (including brainstorming and writing of poem, staging, mic and sound etc) and performed on screen
  • St Dominic's Grammar School (2018- current) Spring Concert - Duet, Summer Show- Beauty and the Beast. Member of school choir practicing every morning, weekly (Junior, Senior and Chamber Choir) Multiple concert performances plus a performing 5 day trip to Cologne, Germany singing in venues such as Cologne Cathedral (2023). Musical Theatre training (via School of Music at St Dominic's Grammar School Grade 3-7)
  • Accent Workshop with Peter Ballance via Rising Talent Agency (July 2019).
  • NYCNI-National Youth Choir Northern Ireland with Andrew Nunn and Gail Evens (Current Member)                    1 week summer residential (July 2022 & July 2023) Intensive singing residential with Andrew Nunn
  • NACN with Lisa McCord (Nov '22-May '23)                                6 months training. Took part in NACN production "Into the Woods" playing the role of Jacks Mum with monologue and solo singing (May 2023)
  • Music Theory (ABRSM) tuition with Timothy Howe             8 months from Nov '22-Jun '23 (Awaiting results of Grade 3)
  • Fusion Theatre with Keith Pyper  and James Huish (May 2023- Current Member) Weekly classes including singing and acting workshops. Will be involved in upcoming Musical Performance- Anastasia
  • The Grand Opera House-Summer Youth Project (2023)       Featured singer in Oliver the Musical. 2 Weeks intensive training and performances.

TV Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
2022 BBC Soloist of the Year Soloist representing St Dominics Grammar School BBC NI Blackstaff Studios

Theatre Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
July 2023 Oliver! Chorus with featured singing role Tony Finnegan and Wilson Shields The Grand Opera House
May 2023 Into the Woods Jacks Mother Lisa McCord NACN
November 2021 Get Stagey Duet (Suddenly Seymour) and multiple chorus numbers Louise Herron NISMAT
December 2019 Snow White and the Black Forest Gateau Miss Blossom (aka Miss Honey) plus principle dancer and solo singer Cheryl O'Dywer Rainbow Factory
June 2018 Get Stagey Matilda- Naughty Solo plus chorus Louise Herron NISMAT
August 2016 The Little Mermaid Jnr Princess - Solo Singer and ensemble Louise Herron NISMAT
June 2016 Moana Moana Toni McCann ICONS

Other Experience

Date Name of Production Role Director Production Company
March 2019 The REAL Troubles Herself, reciting a poem Aisling Higgens and Rebekah Hutchinson BNL Productions

TV Experience

Date: 2022
Production: BBC Soloist of the Year
Role: Soloist representing St Dominics Grammar School
Director: BBC NI
Production Company: Blackstaff Studios

Theatre Experience

Date: July 2023
Production: Oliver!
Role: Chorus with featured singing role
Director: Tony Finnegan and Wilson Shields
Production Company: The Grand Opera House
Date: May 2023
Production: Into the Woods
Role: Jacks Mother
Director: Lisa McCord
Production Company: NACN
Date: November 2021
Production: Get Stagey
Role: Duet (Suddenly Seymour) and multiple chorus numbers
Director: Louise Herron
Production Company: NISMAT
Date: December 2019
Production: Snow White and the Black Forest Gateau
Role: Miss Blossom (aka Miss Honey) plus principle dancer and solo singer
Director: Cheryl O'Dywer
Production Company: Rainbow Factory
Date: June 2018
Production: Get Stagey
Role: Matilda- Naughty Solo plus chorus
Director: Louise Herron
Production Company: NISMAT
Date: August 2016
Production: The Little Mermaid Jnr
Role: Princess - Solo Singer and ensemble
Director: Louise Herron
Production Company: NISMAT
Date: June 2016
Production: Moana
Role: Moana
Director: Toni McCann
Production Company: ICONS

Other Experience

Date: March 2019
Production: The REAL Troubles
Role: Herself, reciting a poem
Director: Aisling Higgens and Rebekah Hutchinson
Production Company: BNL Productions