Katie Cappiello is a 2003 graduate of New York University, where she studied Theater at The Tisch School of the Arts along with Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Katie also studied Art History in Florence, Italy.
Katie trained at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, where she became fluent in method acting and eventually served as head teacher of the Young Actors Program.
Today, Katie is considered one of the top acting coaches and teachers in the country. Working with actors of all ages, Katie’s students have appeared in numerous award-winning Broadway productions, critically-acclaimed feature films, and hit TV series. Specializing in performing arts school auditions, Katie is proud to announce that her amazing students have been accepted to New York University (Tisch School of the Arts), Wagner, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, Northwestern, Emerson, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Professional Performing Arts Middle School and High School, LaGuardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School, and The Profesisonal Children’s School.
Katie serves as the Artistic Director of The Celia Rose T. Fitzgerald Arts Education Outreach Organization (CRTF), a non-profit she helped to create in memory of one of her most beloved students, Celia Rose T. Fitzgerald. As Artistic Director of CRTF, Katie designed and now heads the I CAN ACT! Arts Outreach Program, a free, exciting performing arts workshop created for in-need NYC public elementary schools.
Katie is also a professional actor and for 5 years served as President of The PossEble Theater Company (PTC).