Meet the Team Behind Our Acting Studio


About Daryl Ray Carliles

Daryl Ray - is a Professional Film, TV, Commercial, and Musical Theatre Actor, receiving his training from T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, known for his work on 'House of Cards" and feature film "Full Circle" with Solvan 'Slick' Naim and Rob Morgan. He was also in the Award Winning feature musical film “How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song” in which he was one of the Producers as well. Most recently acting in the role of Nick on the Emmy Nominated Netflix series “It’s Bruno” where he was reunited with Director and star Solvan “Slick” Naim. While acting in NYC he also went on to pursue a career in Film production, earning the title of Assistant Director, Production Manager, and Producer on several projects. With his combined production and acting experience, he is a working Actor, Producer, & On-Camera Acting Coach in Raleigh, NC at Back-to-One Acting Studios. He is represented by Anne Greene with Talent One and Gail Tassell with Tassell Talent Group.

About Gus Allen

Gus Allen has been acting all over the Triangle for nearly a decade, winning numerous awards along the way. He specializes in playing a host of uniquely rich and dynamic characters, frequently in the same show. Notable productions include It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), Monty Python's Spamalot (French Taunter), Doubt (Father Flynn), And Then There Were None (Judge Wargrave), Death of a Salesman (Biff Loman), and The 39 Steps (Clown 1). Gus started from the ground up with supporting roles in several Cary Players shows, and has since gone on to win the Pietzsch Award (Cary Players), the Cantey Award (RLT), the Cannon Award (NLT) and the inaugural Triangle Award. In addition to theatre, Gus has also performed improv comedy at Comedy Worx in Raleigh since 2011.

About Matt White

Matt White is a class clown success story. He went from distracting classmates to engaging audiences. Winner of 2020 NC Funniest, 2013 Carolina’s Funniest, & 2012 Port City’s Top Comic. Matt’s Mission is to find the funny in every situation. 


White performs comedy (Improv, Sketch, and Stand Up), but is also an Actor, Producer, and Writer. Matt’s dedication and passion to the craft shine through as he gives back to the comedy community  He coaches/teaches stand-up, sketch, and improvisation classes.


White has performed at Cleveland Comedy Festival (Best Of Fest), LA Diversity In Comedy Festival, Big Pine Comedy Festival, and Asheville Comedy Festival.  He is one of the co-producers/founders of the Oak City Comedy Festival, Raleigh NC's only 5-day comedy festival.


Here are a few comics Matt has shared the stage with: Bobcat Goldthwait, Nicole Beyer, Donnell Rawlings, Brent Morin, Tim Meadows, Dusty Slay, Randy Feltface, Tig Notaro, Jordan Carlos, and JP Sears.

About Maggie Hatfield

Maggie Hatfield has been in the performing arts industry for over a decade, growing up with her family’s very own dinner theatre performing in the shows from a young age. She earned a B.A. degree in Theatre Performance from Longwood University, where she played roles such as Queen Titania in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Annie in Evil Dead: the Musical, Helen of Troy in Trojan Women, and Hedda in Hedda Gabler where she was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship by the American College Theatre Festival. 

 She has worked with professional companies like the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Raleigh Women's Theatre Festival and the Sycamore Rouge Theatre. She has also worked on independent films like Shelter for the Bloodstained Soul directed by Nicholas Wagner, Moodless directed by William Green, and She Likes Me for My Brains directed by Holly Hackworth and Katie Bennet, which won Best Film for the Campus Film Festival.

 Aside from acting, Maggie has an intense passion for dance. Having trained for over 10 years, Maggie has performed and choreographed in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary (a favorite), Modern, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. She enjoys teaching as well, and has taught at many dance studios and theaters including Bethel School of the Arts, Academy of Dance in Hampton Roads, and Theatre South Playhouse in Orlando, Florida. Her latest choreography credits include Hope for the Holidays (original choreography set to music by the Trans Siberian Orchestra), Mary Poppins, Matilda, Lion King Kids, Much Ado with WTF, Trojan Women and Marat/Sade with Bare Theatre.

About Alli Mae Carnes

Alli Mae Carnes is a full time actor, choreographer, and teacher. Originally from Florida, she grew up dancing professionally in the Nutcracker Ballet then Walt Disney World. Since moving to the Triangle in 2018, Alli has performed in multiple shows, and has worked as a head choreographer and dance teacher for North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, Raleigh ACT, Stage Door Dance, Gallery Players Theatre, and Raleigh Little Theatre. She is also a private business owner, teaching private and group lessons in voice, acting, and dance. Alli loves to share her passion of performing with others, and is thrilled to be a part of Back to One staff! 


Acting Studio and Productions

2733 Capital Blvd.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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