Karina Arroyave

Drama Dept.
Lead Instructor

Introducing Karina Arroyave: A Beacon of Acting Excellence

Karina Arroyave, a luminary in the realms of stage, film, and television, brings her extraordinary talent and depth of experience to The NYPAA as our Drama Department Lead Instructor. Celebrated for her versatility and captivating performances, Karina embodies the spirit of true artistry, making her an invaluable guide for aspiring actors.

A Rich Tapestry of Performances

Karina’s illustrious career spans across critically acclaimed films, captivating television series, and powerful stage performances. Her roles in “Lean on Me,” “One Eight Seven,” and the Oscar-winning “Crash” showcase her ability to delve deep into complex characters, earning her widespread recognition. Transitioning seamlessly to television, Karina has enchanted audiences in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “24,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “The Blacklist,” proving her adaptability and skill in a variety of roles.

From Spotlight to Classroom

What truly sets Karina apart is her dedication to nurturing the next generation of actors. Drawing from her rich experiences in front of the camera and on stage, she offers students a comprehensive understanding of the craft. Karina’s teaching philosophy emphasizes emotional authenticity, encouraging students to explore the depths of their characters and bring genuine emotion to their performances.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Storytellers

In her classroom, Karina fosters an environment of growth, exploration, and discovery. She believes that every actor has a unique story to tell and equips her students with the tools to express themselves fully and fearlessly. From analyzing scripts to mastering the subtleties of camera work and stage presence, Karina guides her students through the intricacies of acting for both screen and stage.

Join Karina Arroyave at The NYPAA

Embarking on your acting journey under Karina’s mentorship is a transformative experience. She not only teaches the techniques of acting but also instills a passion for storytelling and a deep respect for the craft. Whether you dream of captivating audiences in theaters, enchanting viewers on the small screen, or moving people in cinemas around the world, Karina Arroyave’s Acting for Stage, Film & TV program at The NYPAA is your gateway to realizing those dreams.

Step into a world where passion meets performance, guided by one of the most inspiring instructors in the field. Welcome to Karina Arroyave’s domain, where your acting aspirations become achievable realities.

Beyond her remarkable acting career, Karina has been a dedicated educator, imparting her knowledge and insights to aspiring actors. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of authenticity, emotional truth, and the rigorous discipline required to excel in the performing arts. At The NYPAA, Karina focuses on helping students explore and develop their unique voices, drawing on her extensive experience in both classical and contemporary repertoire.

Karina’s approach to teaching is deeply influenced by her own experiences in the industry, offering students practical advice on navigating the complexities of professional acting while encouraging them to remain true to their artistic integrity. She is a fervent believer in the transformative power of the arts and is committed to fostering an environment where students feel empowered to take creative risks and pursue their passions with tenacity.

With Karina Arroyave as part of our faculty, The NYPAA students have the incredible opportunity to learn from an artist who not only has reached significant milestones in her career but also continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in acting. Her dedication to the craft and her unwavering support of her students make her an invaluable asset to our academy and an inspiration to all who aspire to make their mark in the world of performing arts.