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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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W by Worth Showroom Shopping

Carolina Santos Read

In my new Vince Camuto Moto boots, Zara top and Simply Vera by Vera Wang faux fur vest, ready to shop! All photos by Francisco Graciano

Hi there!

I was recently invited by Claire at the W by Worth Showroom on 5th avenue and 57th Street (Worth New York's ready to wear brand) to come in for a fitting. Francisco and I went to my appointment and he photographed me candidly looking through and trying on some gorgeous pieces, and I fell in love with the W by Worth line as well as the experience of shopping at the showroom and here's why you will too.

Shopping at the showroom allows for a more personal experience much like meeting with a personal stylist or shopper while having the store to yourself. Claire understood my style aesthetic from my blog and Instagram as well as what I told her I liked, and we both pulled pieces for me to try on. What she pulled for me that I didn't initially gravitate towards on the rack I immediately understood why she had me try on when I did.

Olive isn't a color I wear a ton of and these pieces above were my favorite in terms of their effortlessness, chic, and the color working with my skin tone and hair color. I normally gravitate towards color and pattern, black, or jewel tones as you can see from the pieces I pulled to try on. I walked away with the gorgeous olive sweater tunic and might need to get this olive leather mod dress; it would look so fabulous with a turtleneck and tights underneath!

I can't wait to continue to shop this way, it was such a fun shopping appointment with zero stress, lines to wait in to checkout, or clothes to send back if they didn't fit. Claire gets me, go see her at the showroom! Worth headquarters are located in the Garment District if Worth New York is more up your alley.