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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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What to Wear on Valentine's Day?

Carolina Santos Read

Seen here in my Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply black sheer blouse, vintage red leather mini skirt, black tights, Aldo faux short hair cheetah print booties, and Kate Spade purse with chandelier earrings from Brazil.

The Hi there!

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I always want to look sexy (in an elegant and fashion forward way without having to try too hard) and maybe wear a little red. In the look I'm featuring on the blog this week I styled a Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply sheer black polka dot blouse featuring romantic billowy sleeves with a vintage red leather mini skirt, black tights, and cheetah-print ankle booties. I also went with swept back hair and long earrings to pull focus to my neck (because you know, subtle skin-showing tricks, amiright ladies?)

Here are the outfit details including the accessories I chose. I normally would have gone with a more traditional black pump or my red Valentino rock stud heels, but the cheetah print in my Kate Spade purse I wanted to wear looked really cute with the matching ankle boots and introduced a nice faux short hair texture with the sheer and leather on the blouse and skirt.

In this image Francisco and I wanted to focus on the detail in the sleeves and cuff around the wrist. Because the shirt is sheer I wore a body hugging black tank, but you could go more daring and wear only your bra;) 

I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day!



In my Valentine's look: Milly skirt, Zara top, Ted Baker Clutch, and Aldo heels. Necklace by Topshop.

Ted Baker clutch and bow bracelet, Marc by Marc Jacobs link bracelet.

ps Here was my Valentine's Day look! Milly skirt, Zara top, Ted Baker clutch, and Aldo heels. Photography by my Valentine: Francisco.