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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


Black Tie Date Night

Carolina Santos Read

Photography by Whitney Browne. 

Photography by Whitney Browne. 


Hi there! 

Recently I was fortunate enough to be Francisco's date to his Paul Taylor Dance Company gala where we celebrated the opening of their annual season in Lincoln Center at the David Koch theater. The occasion was black tie and I love an opportunity to get dressed up. 

I found this gorgeous Jarlo gown at Bloomingdales on sale for less than $100! The necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring are gorgeous rainbow pyrite by Made in Earth collection. Thank you to the Made in Earth team for your help in styling my dress with your gorgeous jewelry! Rainbow pyrite was not in my post from our Made in Earth shoot. It's a memory enhancement gemstone and it's from Russia. I'm obsessed with the gold pink and green sparkly hues it emits, and it accented my gown perfectly. I also wore gold sparkly peep toe Christian Louboutin pumps which I'll show you in a photo below since my gown was long and didn't show them in the photos. Finally I topped off styling the ensemble with my gold python clutch from Coach.

I always recommend after New Years sales on gowns when you have an event to go to. I always do well!




Close up of the details, from my snapchat and Insta stories feed that night. Follow me on snap: @StylebyLina or @carolinasantosread on IG if you don't already!