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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

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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! 

Xo,

Carolina

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!

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Puma Workout

Carolina Santos Read

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Exercising in Central Park wearing my  Puma  Swan Pack: black sneakers, Swan leggings and matching sports bra, as well as Puma iridescent drawstring bag and black mesh hoodie. All current Puma items. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .&nbsp;

Exercising in Central Park wearing my Puma Swan Pack: black sneakers, Swan leggings and matching sports bra, as well as Puma iridescent drawstring bag and black mesh hoodie. All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano

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Dancing on the NYC streets in my  Puma  leggings and tank! All current Puma items. Photography by  Francisco Graciano .  

Dancing on the NYC streets in my Puma leggings and tank! All current Puma items. Photography by Francisco Graciano.  

Hi there! 

I would like to thank the amazing Puma team for sponsoring me. I have loved working with this amazing brand and they so generously sent me the workout clothes you see in the photos above. Francisco and I wanted to show the two sides to my workout and lifestyle in these photos: my athletic go-getter workout junkie lifestyle as well as the fact that I'm a dancer in addition to dancing in musical theater productions and on camera. Additionally, you can regularly find me keeping fit in dance classes. Puma keeps me stylish while doing it.  

The first look is the swan pack. It's complete with black sneakers, matching Swan print white black and pink leggings and sports bra, and a black mesh crop hoodie. They even gave me a fierce purple and black iridescent black drawstring bag to wear! This look has me feeling fierce and like a warrior when I go for runs or take Barre method, Pilates, yoga, or strength training classes. I love how the swan print on the bra and sides of the leggings adds a little dancer to my fierce ensemble, and the hoodie looks tough with the mesh detail while still fashion forward with the crop top and billowy sleeves. I'd wear this for workouts as well as running around the city! 

Side note: I'm on classpass for workouts, and it's amazing because I can switch up the classes I take at gyms and boutique gyms all over the city so it suits my freelance lifestyle perfectly and allows the variety I crave when working out. Get $30 off on me when you join classpass here: Get $30 @classpass!

My second look is also all Puma except for my La Duca dance heels which I live in for dance class, at auditions, and in musical theater contracts. I love how the mesh detail on the leggings makes me feel strong and the soft pastel colors softens the ensemble and also makes me feel like a mermaid. They are fashion forward with the mesh and angular crop length, and the mesh in the leggings matches the mesh in the tank! My tank is grey and black to match many of my workout clothes. I would also wear this look as athleisure with a flat or a sneaker for running around the city into a workout. 

Work out in style with Puma no matter what you're doing. Thank you, Puma! 

Xo,

Carolina  

Yoga, Meditation, & Free People

Carolina Santos Read

Sporting my new  Free People  Karma tank from their FP Movement line while doing some yoga. 

Sporting my new Free People Karma tank from their FP Movement line while doing some yoga. 

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In my Free People Karma tank. Photo by Francisco Graciano.  

On a nature walk with Francisco.  

On a nature walk with Francisco.  

On a nature walk on free time between sessions.  

On a nature walk on free time between sessions.  

Goodbye beautiful Sky Lake Lodge Shambhala retreat center! Until next time. Find more about their programs at  www.skylake.shambhala.org  or follow their IG @skylakeshambhala. &nbsp;

Goodbye beautiful Sky Lake Lodge Shambhala retreat center! Until next time. Find more about their programs at www.skylake.shambhala.org or follow their IG @skylakeshambhala.  

Hi there! 

I've just returned from a fabulous Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) weekend retreat at Sky Lake Lodge meditation center. It gave Francisco and I the opportunity to take time away from the busy city to do yoga, meditate, and reflect to de-stress and cultivate Mindfulness as we transition into fall. Sometimes weekend adventures I find to be just as valuable and exhilarating as a long vacation. 

On this retreat I wore my new Free People movement line "Karma Tank" (shown above and now on sale) amongst other FP Movement and Free People pieces. Another item I purchased recently and used on the retreat was their meditation spray, a part of a whole new beauty line they are now selling in stores and online. I was first introduced to their new body products and newer FP Movement pieces at a "Movement is Free" yoga event I was invited to and attended a few weeks ago in SoHo.

Check out some photos from that fabulous event below! Thank you to the FP corporate team for the wonderful event (your events are always the best)!  

Xo, 

Carolina

Our yoga setup before class

Our yoga setup before class

My snapchat posts included this one wearing FP Movement " Amanda Tank " and holding up one of their newer pants.  

My snapchat posts included this one wearing FP Movement "Amanda Tank" and holding up one of their newer pants.  

I love this spray to focus the mind and spirit. 

I love this spray to focus the mind and spirit. 

The mantra they had displayed at the event! 

The mantra they had displayed at the event! 

Some goodies I walked away with and am loving!  

Some goodies I walked away with and am loving!