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Carolina Santos Read was born in London and raised in Madrid and Connecticut where she studied at the Casa de Cultura and Eastern CT Ballet. She was in numerous productions including "The Nutcracker," "The Sleeping Beauty" (Young Aurora), "Hoedown" (Cowgirl), and a soloist in Balanchine's "Concerto Barroco." Carolina has attended many summer dance intensives including the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Juilliard School, Ballet Hispanico, the Carmen Roche ballet school and the Amor de Dios flamenco school in Spain. Carolina was awarded two gold medals with distinction at American Academy of Ballet's Performance Awards, and was recipient of the Shoreline Arts Alliance dance scholarship in 2004.<br /><br />

She graduated from Fordham University with a BFA in dance in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey School and a BA in Political Science. She has worked with choreographers Maximo Luna, Christopher Huggins, Troy Powell, Sylvia Waters, Pascal Rioult, Nathan Trice, Ronald K. Brown, Pedro Ruiz, Robert Battle, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Jacqui Buglisi, and performed Ramon Oller's "Besame" solo set by Irene Hogarth of Ballet Hispanico. In the spring of 2008 she performed as a guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater. In August 2008 she performed as tango dancer and dance captain in an Actors Equity (AEA) production of "Evita" at the Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. She then performed with Ballet Hispanico's Senior Ensemble in Manhattan.<br /><br />

Carolina has acted in commercials, film and television including "Beautiful Girls," "The Reflection," and "Friends With Kids" (Chicago dancer) as well as Princess Sophie's Secretary on Season 4 of Gossip Girl, a stewardess in ABC's "Pan Am" pilot, and Johnny's girlfriend on "Tattoo Nightmares." She models for commercial print work and has danced in music videos. In March 2010 Carolina performed in "Canto," an all-women flamenco piece choreographed by Melinda Marquez. April-September 2010 she toured the UK with England's Giffords Circus as dancer and assistant choreographer. She performed in plays "La Revolucion" and "Moctezuma" at NYC's Mint Theater, as well as "The Producers" and "Home for the Holidays" in CT.  She most recently performed a flamenco solo in the 2012 Provincetown Dance Festival and was seen Off-Broadway in 50 Shades! The Musical at the Gramercy Theater. She is currently working in the ghost opera "Circle of Haunts" in NYC, and in March she will once again guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater

Fashion

Burberry & a Military Trench

Carolina Santos Read

Walking Central Park in my Burberry rain boots and matching scarf, Celine Nano Crossbody bag, Zara military pea coat, Urban Outfitters beanie and Ray Ban sunglasses.  Photography by Francisco Graciano.

Hi there!

Did you survive Storm Jonas? I always love walking in New York's Central Park after a snowstorm through the fluffy snow and seeing the glistening trees on a sunny day with blue skies.  Today was that kind of day, a beautiful aftermath of the storm.  Of course this couldn't be done without the right outerwear, and if you're anything like me you want to be properly outfitted without sacrificing style.

I paired my traditional plaid print Burberry rain boots (lined with Hunter fleece boot socks) and matching Burberry scarf with my army green Zara military long pea coat in a trench coat style.  I love the way the army green pairs with the beige tone of the scarf and boots to add to the military color palette.  Also the look and feel of a traditional Burberry plaid is very iconically British as is a military style coat: a likely pair.  I styled it further with my Urban Outfitters black beanie, Ray Ban sunglasses, and beige Celine Nano crossbody bag.  Burberry plaid is a very obvious print so keeping the rest of the outfit neutral and solid colors is key with a more traditional look (especially when I want the print to pop).

I love the details of this coat including the buttons on the back and sleeves as well.  Here you can see my Hunter fleece rain boot liners in red to match my Burberry rain boots. Photography by Francisco Graciano.

I really love the details on the back of this coat!  The buttons on the back of the waist sash as well as the four buttons on each coat sleeve really make this coat unique and traditional in an old military trench coat look.  It's warm and so much fun to wear, and dresses up any outfit.  

Bag details: the Celine Nano crossbody bag in beige.  Photo by Francisco Graciano.

One more outfit details shot.  Photo by Francisco Graciano.

In the two above photos I wanted to showcase the Celine Nano crossbody bag's details.  I just love the architecture of this bag.  Modern, sophisticated, versatile, yet unique which is why I suppose it's become such an iconic bag.  The large Celine Nano luggage tote is beautiful too, but I like the side strap versatility of the smaller crossbody version. 

Today's blue skies made me want to look up and appreciate this cold yet beautiful winter day!

Xo,

Carolina