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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

Burgundy & Chanel

Carolina Santos Read

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In my Chanel ballet flats, Celine mini luggage tote in a matching burgundy, black and burgundy pants from H&M, and black cutout turtleneck top and sweater from Brazil. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

In my Chanel ballet flats, Celine mini luggage tote in a matching burgundy, black and burgundy pants from H&M, and black cutout turtleneck top and sweater from Brazil. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

One of my favorite colors this season (just like last fall) is burgundy. I incorporated this color and black into my look above. In it I styled my new Chanel burgundy and black ballet flats with my matching Celine mini Nano Luggage Tote, a pair of H&M paisley black and burgundy pants, and a black turtleneck cutout top and leather and cloth sweater from Brazil.  

Wearing ballet flats and going out to see Waitress the musical recently had me wanting to dance, and what's more appropriate than dancing on Broadway? Hehe. These flats were a great investment because they are a staple piece that is not only good quality and will last, but it won't go out of style. Trendy pieces I don't always buy designer, but a classic piece that lasts you end up getting your money's worth.

Style the burgundy trend in any way you like, and it goes really well with black, white, army green, and grey. You can color block it with another hue too, but to me I think more muted colors go well with it.  I even topped off my look with a new Sephora matte lip stain in a purple red that really popped with this look!

I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! 

xo, 

Carolina