Lola Lenore Louis, a native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a trained actress, director, singer, pianist, and ethnic folk dancer. Her nurturing and training began in Scarborough, Tobago, where she studied and performed piano.
Lola is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. She holds an associate performance diploma in piano from Trinity College of Music, England. Her performance experience expands beyond New York and America to include Kenya and Egypt. Lola has been nominated by the Audelco Black Nominating Committee for her excellence as lead and supporting actress in black theater. Her awards include an achievement award from the Congress of Negro Women and an award for cultural contribution from the Tobago Heritage Festival Committee. Lola’s play, “The Children’s Legacy” has been presented on off-Broadway, the Apollo Theatre, the United Nations, at City Hall, and in New York City’s public schools.
As founder and director of Lola Louis’ Creative and Performing Arts Studio (CAPAS), Ms. Louis continues to use theater and the creative arts as a medium to liberate and stimulate the minds of urban youth in the hope that they will rise above what she terms “limitation thinking.” She provides the spark that awakens dormant talents in her students, launching them into experiences and possibilities beyond their own expectations. Many CAPAS students have moved on to attend high schools and colleges in pursuit of their dreams. Others have been launched into careers on the Broadway stage, professional theater, movies, and television. Lola is always mindful that her God-given gifts are to be used in the service of others, and she always gives God the glory.