About Caroline Santiago Turner

Caroline Santiago Turner is a sophomore in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program with a minor in Arts Management. She made her stage debut as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz at 5 years old, and has loved performing ever since. Most recently, Caroline was seen as Natalie in the IU University Players' production of Next to Normal, as well as Barbara in IU Theatre's production of Barbecue, directed by Ansley Valentine. Caroline received the Best Youth Musical Performance Award at the 2018 Arts for Life Best Performance Awards for her role as Violet in Violet, and Best Youth Lead Actress with the same organization in 2017 for her role as Margaret in Carrie the Musical. Other favorite performances include: Bye Bye Birdie (Rose Alvarez; Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress, 2018 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards), Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Godspell (Joanne), and Little Women (Amy). Caroline is a proud member of the Wells Scholars Program at IU. She currently serves as co-music director and vice president of campus acapella group Resting Pitch Face. She is half Puerto Rican, and has coined the term “Sorta Rican” for herself. Caroline is from St. Louis, Missouri.

Recent Credits

Crazy for You

IU Theatre — Ensemble

Big Fish

IU Theatre — Ensemble


IU Theatre — Barbara