About Caroline Santiago Turner

Caroline Santiago Turner is a senior in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program, and is pursuing 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 featured in IUST’s streamed production of Closer Than Ever, seen as Jo in IU Theatre’s virtual production of Little Women, as Natalie in the University Players production of Next to Normal, and as Barbara in IU Theatre's production of Barbecue. Caroline received the Best Youth Musical Performance Award at the 2018 Arts for Life Awards for her role as Violet in Violet, and the Best Youth Lead Actress Award with the same organization in 2017 for her role as Margaret in Carrie: The Musical. She was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress at the 2018 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards for her role as Rose in Bye Bye Birdie. Other favorite performances include The Last Five Years (Cathy) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly).

Caroline is a member of the Wells Scholars Program at IU. She currently serves on the University Players Board of Directors as Director of Development. She’s also a member of the Student Advisory Board as a representative of the Committee on Diversity and Equity. Caroline is very excited to be stepping into a new role – producer – on an independent production of Sunday in the Park with George in her final year at IU. After graduation, Caroline plans to move to New York City to pursue theatre professionally. She identifies as “Sorta Rican” and calls St. Louis home.

Recent Credits

The Threepenny Opera

IU Theatre — Vixen

Closer Than Ever

IU Summer Theatre — Actor

Little Women

IU Theatre — Jo


IU Theatre — Mistress Stone, Valerie u/s

Crazy for You

IU Theatre — Ensemble

Big Fish

IU Theatre — Ensemble


IU Theatre — Barbara