Carene is an actress, writer, singer, educator, and proud Angelena. As a Black Armenian woman, she is drawn to storytelling that centers marginalized narratives and firmly believes that true art exists to spark empathy and create social change. Her identity and upbringing in Los Angeles informs both her art and intersectional activism. She received her training from Dartmouth College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Selected stage: The Tempest, Pericles, Twelfth Night (Independent Shakespeare Co.), Troy (Hero Theatre), Señor Plummer's Final Fiesta (Rogue Artists Ensemble), The Three Musketeers (PVPA), and Macbeth (Northern Stage). Film: Live at the Porpentine!, Ceci, Boys About Town, The Girl in the Red Dress, and I Am Easy to Find (starring Alicia Vikander and directed by Academy Award Nominee Mike Mills). She also stars in the Amazon Prime exclusive web series Just Roommates.
Carene serves as the Artistic Associate for Social Justice at Independent Shakespeare Co. and is also a teaching artist currently working with the Unusual Suspects and Creative Acts. Her plays have been produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Company of Angels, Independent Shakespeare Co., MeetCute LA, and We the People Theater Action. Her essays have been published by University of Texas Press, The Armenian Weekly, and LAist, where she is also part of their "Racism 101" team. She is the Co-Founder of Yerazad, an organization centered on Armenian liberation, coalition building, and transnational solidarity. She was also selected as a 2021 Arts for LA Activate Delegate.