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.
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 Ramon Oller. 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.
Carolina has acted in commercials, film and television (in NY and LA) including "Beautiful Girls," "The Reflection," "Friends With Kids," and "Excess Flesh" as well as WB's Gossip Girl, ABC's Pan Am pilot, Spike TV's "Tattoo Nightmares," A&E's "Dead Again," and Investigation Discovery's "My Dirty Little Secret." 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 recently performed flamenco solos in the 2012 and 2014 Provincetown Dance Festival and was seen Off-Broadway in 50 Shades! The Musical. She then worked on the ghost opera 'Circle of Haunts' in NYC before once again working as a guest artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance theater in their NYC Spring Series and Mexico seasons. She then finished the international tour of 50 Shades! The Musical (inner goddess/dance captain/swing) and a brief Off Broadway run. She most recently worked on a regional production of South Pacific (ensemble/dance captain/asoc. choreographer) and is currently in Chicago the Musical at the Ivoryton Playhouse playing June/ensemble, and dance captain.