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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


Hair & Makeup by Ecru

Carolina Santos Read

Ecru New York  Velvet Air Lipstick in Plumberry &amp; Runway Lash Amplifying Mascara.

Ecru New York Velvet Air Lipstick in Plumberry & Runway Lash Amplifying Mascara.

Trying out the  Ecru New York  Curl Essentials Kit! 

Trying out the Ecru New York Curl Essentials Kit! 


One morning after using the Rejuvenating Moisture Mist on dry bed head hair (3 day hair) that had no life to it before.


My hair is naturally wavy (my Brazilian genes gave me that!) but it can get frizzy really easily like in the photo above. Sometimes I just want a more structured wave without it looking crunchy...


My waves were fuller here but I wasn't using Ecru yet and it was still a little frizzy. Photo by Graham Scott. 


In this photo I have the wave and curl I love. Defined but still looking natural and not like there's too much product in.  Photography by Francisco Graciano.


I just wanna show it off! Photography by Francisco Graciano

Hi there! 

I am so happy Ecru New York and I became acquainted at Fashion Week. The team of women I met were so wonderful and I have now been able to try out the product I was sent and can tell you how much I really LOVE it!  

The velvet air lipstick is amazing. It goes on smoothly and stays on, and can be shiny or matte depending on whether you swipe it with a finger after applying. The color I got, plumberry, you can see in the photos below is a gorgeous berry lip (hot on the runways for fall) and I just loved it. The runway lash amplifying mascara is one of the best mascaras I've ever used. It has a curved wand and the product makes your lashes long and voluminous and stays on, even when I sweat or go in water! People have been asking me if I have fake lashes and I tell them no, they are all real!


Now as for the hair products, if you take a look at the photos above you can see that the Curl Essentials Kit includes the hydrating shampoo, anti-frizz conditioner, defining styling potion and rejuvenating moisture mist. These products are silicone sulfate and paraben free (which is important to me) but they lather unlike other paraben-free shampoos and conditioners I've tried before. They are also color safe. I've yet to dye my hair but that is really good to know. They smell wonderful and the product works by leaving my hair smooth and tamed of frizz with volume and defined curl without looking greasy or crunchy. My waves and curl look natural but with definition. I am in LOVE with these products! Head to the Ecru New York site for yours!

With love,