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Dr.Carol A. Nabatoff, PhD (Angel of the Arts "Arts Teacher of the Year 2009") has been involved in the arts for more than 55 years as peformer and instructor. Carol and her husband. A. David Nabatoff (cousin of Diane Nabatoff Fi1m & Broadway Producer) have been married for 36 years and have lived in Cape Coral for 20 years. Their successfull performing arts studio nurtures thespians, vocalists, and musicians from age five years to seventy plus in a disciplined, yet congenial atmosphere.

Nabbie's students have performed on Broadway, off Broadway, on TV, in films, night clubs, cabarets, on the opera stage and at houses of worship accross the United States and abroad. As a matter of fact, the .Nabatoff acting and vocal techniques prepare the student for a professional career by stressing the need to master material from the classical to the contemporary repertoire. Nabbies gets results and its success speaks for itself.

Students who have studied with Dr.Carol have won numerous competitions, scholarships, and leading roles. Nabbie's has had five SWLA Symphony Young Artist Winners and won the first Naples Opera Young Artist Scholarship in 2008. .Nabbie's has dominated both the Fort Myers Young Artist Competition and Stars or Tomonow in Cape Coral in Acting and Singing in recent years. The National Competition team and winners of the Best Studio in the Nation and the Broadway Cup in 2005 have gone on to win 1st Place Overall in Flolrida in 2006 and 2007 and 2'nd Place Overall at Nationals in New York City in 2006 followed by 3rd Place Overall at Nationals in 2007.

An integral part of Nabbie's training is participation in fund raising activities for charitable organizations and community services. Dr.Carol stresses using god- given talents to improve the quality of life in the community. Some organizations which have received benerits include: the Florida USO ,Cape Coral Caring Center, Fort.Myers Soup Kiitchen, Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, Make A Wish Foundation and the Christ Lutheran Church Community Outreach Center.

The Santo-Nabatoff scholarship program has awarded over $10,000. In scholarship funds to young actors and singers through the "Stars of Tomorrow" program and for private vocal and acting lessons at Nabbie's Cape Coral studio within the past ten years. Nabbie's mission is to continue to educate and inspire young talented musicians, singers and actors regardless or their financial circumstances.

Dr. Carol was Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee that formed the Cape Coral Council for Arts &. Humanities and the Chairman of Cape Coral Council for Arts &. Humanities for three consecutive terms. She was instrumental in bringing the Cultural Park Theatre project to fruiition. Dr.Carol was chosen one of Lee County's "Leaders of the Future" for Lee Living Magazine.

Dr.Carol is a graduate of Leadership Lee County, has a Florida real estate license and was recently awarded a PhD in Education by Cambridge International University, Cambridge. UK. Dr.Carol was recently nominated for inclusion into the 2008/2009 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women "Honors Edition".

In 2008 alone Nabbie's students have been admitted into top tier schools across the country and abroad including: Guildford Conservatoire of the Arts B.F.A. Acting Program in Surrey, UK. NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Boston Conservatory. Cincinnati Conservatory. Chicago School of the Arts. University of Michigan's prestigious B.F.A Acting program, University of Filorida's outstanding B.F.A. Acting program and Musical Theatre Program. and American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York City. and American Music and Dramatic Academy B.F.A. Integrated/Musical Theatre Program in Los Anlgeles. these students have received numerous scholarships.

In 1981 Dr.Carol was named "Citizen of the Year''' in Milford. Connecticut. She was Chairman of the Arts Council. President of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 34, State Music Director for that oganization and winner of the National Music Program Award for the American Legion Auxiliary. Dr.Carol was the Mayor's representative to the Milford Association of Patriotic Orglanizations.

Her musical education has taken her from New York City to Europe. She studied at Juilliard with internationally known vocal coach Bernard Taylor at Hartt College of Music on the Marjorie Hearschel Scholarship; in Essen, Germany with Madame Toni Hedderich and in London, England with Robert Sutherland. Dr.Carol was the "American Jenny Lind" in 1962 and in 1966 '"NACS" Singer' of the Year. She won the Connecticut Opera Auditions, the Hartford Symphony Young Artist Award and the Chicago Opera Auditions of the Air and Dr.Carol was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Dr.Carol, a.k.a. Carlina Santo, has performed on stage in numerous operatic and musical theatre roles throught the United States. Europe, and Canada. As a child. Dr.Carol appeared on a weekly TV show. Marge Hull's Music Box, with Bob Hope and Pat Boone in concert and on the Ted Mack Show on network TV. Dr.Carol traveled extensively througout the Midwest for three seasons on a concert/lecture tour for the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota.

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