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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


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Mermaid Summer Fun

Carolina Santos Read

Shell pool float by  Floaty  , for some fun in the sun! Bikini is by  dresslily , previously featured on the blog!

Shell pool float by Floaty , for some fun in the sun! Bikini is by dresslily, previously featured on the blog!

Backstage of this Summer's production of West Side Story where I was dance captain and Rosalia of the sharks. My station featured mermaid accessories! Details below. 

Backstage of this Summer's production of West Side Story where I was dance captain and Rosalia of the sharks. My station featured mermaid accessories! Details below. 

Hi there! 

This summer has been another mermaid-themed one. My love of the ocean and mermaids comes from always living by the water growing up whether in Spain or Connecticut on the shoreline where my parents still live and where I travel to often to get away from Manhattan. This summer I was in the West Side Story cast at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and we had a lot of fun cast outings!

In the first few photos you can see my mermaid shell float from Floaty. It is really good quality and easily inflatable by hair dryer! I had a blast in the pool on that with my mermaid tail I could swim in! They are perfect for kids or adults since they stretch and many companies make them. The flipper inside the bottom of the tail is where both feet go and having just one leg while swimming is a killer workout!

Also at my dressing room station I decorated it with my old little mermaid breakfast placemat, a typoshop water bottle (it says "full time dreamer" with a shell) mermaid tail mug and clam light with a pearl ball that changes color, my friend's gift of a "be mermazing" mermaid tail jewelry holder, and skinnydip London shell coin purse I used for Bobby pins and mints. The blue glass dish is from Home Goods, and I recently got a painting for my bedroom that is mermaid themed from Home Goods too!  

I hope you're having a fantastic summer and if you're into the ocean and mermaids that you enjoy another mermaid post from me! 



ps I also have these leggings from Lotus Leggings that come in all different colors and look like mermaid fish scales. I wore them taking yoga in Mexico on vacation with my family this Spring!