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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

End of Summer Fave Dress

Carolina Santos Read

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At the Greenwich, CT Polo Club in the Audi VIP tent, wearing Reformation "Ibiza dress" and Arezzo wedges from Brazil.  

At the Greenwich, CT Polo Club in the Audi VIP tent, wearing Reformation "Ibiza dress" and Arezzo wedges from Brazil.  

Hi there!

Last weekend I went to the kickoff Polo match at the Greenwich, CT Polo club and got to hang out in the Audi VIP lounge which was really fun! I'll be there again this weekend with my boyfriend and family in case anyone wants to go! This Reformation look was my closing weekend of West Side Story dress and I'm completely obsessed with it. I love the peekaboo detail and stripes, which is right on trend! Also these nude wedges from Arezzo I got a while back in Brazil complete the look and elongate the line without being uncomfortable to wear in the grass. Nude wedges are a staple for summer and can be found at any shoe store!

This dress can also transition into fall nicely with a moto jacket or a cardigan and scarf! I will swap out the wedge for an ankle bootie then too:)

Hope you are all enjoying your end of Summer! I know I don't want it to be over so next week I'll be featuring a new company I started to work with and a fall yet still end of summer beachy causal look. 

Xo, 

Carolina