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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

RESUME

EDUCATION:

Ailey/Fordham BFA program | New York, NY
Eastern Connecticut Ballet | East Lyme, CT
Casa de Cultura de Torrelodones | Madrid, Spain

Ballet, Partnering, Pointe, Jazz, Flamenco, Salsa, Tango, Tap, Horton, Graham, West African, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Release, and Choreography

DANCE INTENSIVES/MASTER CLASSES:

Tiffany Little-Canfield & Karyn Kasl's Telsea & Company On-Camera Workshops, 2012-13
Amy Gossels' On-Camera Workshop, 2010
Steps, Jennifer Muller Workshop, 2009
Alvin Ailey School (Stage Door Connections), In The Heights Seminar, 2009
Cedar Lake Studios (Stage Door Connections), Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, 2009
Ballet Hispanico, taught by Gelsey Kirkland, 2008
Alvin Ailey School, Lion King Workshop, taught by Aubrey Lynch, David Kreppel, Celise Hicks, and Jen Bender, 2008
Carmen Roche ballet school and Amor de Dios Flamenco, Madrid, 2007
Ballet Hispanico, Full Scholarship, Summer 2005
The Juilliard School, Summer 2003
Pineapple Studio, London, England, taught by Molly Molloy, 2003
Marcos Verzani "Barre a Terre" technique, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002
The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Summer 2002
Martha Graham technique with Peggy Lyman, 2001
American Ballet Theater, taught by Diana Cartier, 2001
The Hartford Ballet, taught by Leslie Browne, 2001
Paul Taylor's "Taylor II," Winter 1998

DANCE PERFORMANCES/AWARDS:

Guest Artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, MMAC Lincoln Center & Mexico seasons, 2008-2016
Provincetown Dance Festival: Flamenco Soloist & Choreographer, 2012, 2014
La Grua Center, Stonington, CT: "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago, Velma, 2012
Giffords Circus: "Yasmine! A Musical" dancer and asst. choreographer on UK tour, 2010
Melinda Marquez: "Canto" group flamenco piece (SCSU's 24 Days of Nonviolence Festival), 2010
Ballet Hispanico Second Company: Kiwi Jete, Latin Fusion Hip Hop, and Dancas with a Twist, 2009
Ballet Hispanico Second Company: Salsa, Merengue, and Don Quixote, 2008
Guest Artist with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater. Juilliard: May 2008
Ailey Senior Concert: "Prelude for Five Songs" by Jacqui Buglisi, 2008
Ailey Senior Solo Concert: "Besame" by Ramon Oller, 2008
Ailey Senior Choreography Showcase: "Samba Paixao" by Carolina Santos Read, "Sunflowers" by Alexandria Love, 2007
Ailey/Fordham Student Dancers: "Exodus" by Ron K. Brown, "Danson" by Pedro Ruiz, "Minuet 14" by Robert Battle, 2007
Junior BFA pieces: "If By Chance" by Pascal Rioult; "Impetus" by Nathan Trice; "Exodus" by Ron K. Brown, 2006-2007
Ailey Sophomore BFA piece by Christopher Huggins, 2005
Ailey Freshman BFA piece by Maximo Luna, 2004
Shoreline Arts Alliance Dance Scholarship, 2004
Eastern CT Ballet Spring Showcase, soloist in Balanchine's Concerto Barocco and soloist in English Folk Song Suite, 2004
Eastern CT Ballet Nutcracker, Spanish & Arabian soloist, Clara's Doll, Merliton, Snow corps, Waltz of the Flowers corps, 2000-2003
Gold Medals with Distinction in AAB's Performance Awards, 1998 & 2000
Eastern CT Ballet's "The Sleeping Beauty," Young Aurora, 1998

MUSICAL THEATER/THEATER:

"Chicago," June/ensemble, dance captain, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2016
"South Pacific," ensemble, dance captain, assoc choreographer, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2015
"50 Shades! The Musical," Inner Goddess, ensemble, dance captain, swing, Intn'l tour, Off Broadway, 2012-15
"Home for the Holidays," Sarah, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2011
"The Producers," ensemble, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2011
"La Revolucion" & "Moctezuma," Chorus Leader/Quetzacoatl/Teotlalco, Mint Theater, 2010
"Evita," principal tango dancer/ensemble, dance captain, Ivoryton Playhouse, 2008
"Earthleigh Delights," directed by Tessa Mancini, Fordham University White Box Studio Play, 2005
"Crazy For You," lead tap dancer, Mercy High School, 2004
"Anything Goes," lead tap dancer, Mercy High School, 2003
"Bugsy Malone," Velma, tap dancer, Ivoryton Playhouse, 1997

MUSIC VIDEO:

Lorenzo Jovanotti Music Video "Tensione Evolutiva" dir by Gabriele Muccino, 30s woman (principal), 2012
Jenn Bocian Music Video "Last" dir by Darrell Lawrence, featured contemporary dancer/stage combat, 2011
Pete Miser Music Video "Honest Mistakes" dir by Brad Aldous, featured comtemporary dancer, 2011
RJC Music Video "N**** Like Me" dir by Kevin Lopez, featured hip hop dancer/model, 2009
Derek James Music Video "Free Love," dancer, 2007

WEBISODE/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL:

Bloomingdales Internal Commercial for SJP Shoes, 2015
Black Rock Investments Industrial, 2015
Panasonic Internal Commercial, 2015
Handy.com National Commercial Spokesperson, 2014-2015
Squarespace 7 National Commercial (hand model), 2015
Curacao Appliances World Cup Commercial, 2014
Abacab.tv Web/TV series, Lisa Castillo, 2012-13
Aspekte Magazine (Germany) online article and video on 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, 2012
Park Avenue Acura Commercial & VoiceOver, 2012
LG 3D TV Commercial, 2012
Oxford University Press video, 2012
Citibank Industrial, 2011
Motorolla Sales Video, 2011
Grant Thorton Industrial, 2011
Jonathan Hair Product Commercial, 2011
David's Bridal "Runway Critic" (Catalogue/online), 2010
Muuseme.com "Band Member/Dancer" (webisode), 2010

MODELING:

Budweiser print, 2015
Stock Photography, Tom Grill 2014-2015
Various Ixchel clothing catalogues 2010-2015
Rescue Ink print, 2012
LG print, 2012
Showtime Print, 2012
Metlife Print, 2012
Fashion shoot for Jovani Couture, 2011
Beach dancing/flamenco/50s pinup/boxing photography for photographer Graham Scott, 2011
Verizon Wireless print, 2010
Greek frieze mural/photography for Evergreene Architectural Arts, 2010
Fashion photography/portrait painting for School of Visual Arts, 2008-2011
Runway model for Wicked Designs by Roberta Thompson, 2008-2009
Tango photography with the Essex Steam Train for Graham Scott (CT), 2009
Dance movement model for Hillman + Chavez/Bill Hillman solo work at Affirmation Arts, 2007-2009
Capezio Dancemakers model for dance clothing catalogue, 2008
Body Wrappers Dancewear model for dance clothing catalogue, 2007
Runway model for senior fashion show at Parsons School of Design, 2006

TELEVISION/FILM:

My Dirty Little Secret on ID, "Naughty Neighbors," Becky Bowers, 2014
Dead Again on A&E, "Suspect Kelsey," 2014
"Dancer" in "Excess Flesh" directed by Patrick Connelly (LA), 2013
"Claire" in Lindsey Copeland's film "Girls Night," 2013
Tattoo Nightmares, "Johnny's Girlfriend," 2012
World's Most Astonishing News (Japan) 2 episodes, "911 survivor" and "Burlesque Dancer," 2012
"Denise" and choreographer in Lindsey Copeland's film "Beautiful Girls," 2011
"Dancer" in the company in Lucilla Masucci's film "The Reflection," 2011
"1960s Stewardess" in ABC Pilot "Pan Am," 2011
WBTV Gossip Girl Season 4, "Princess Sophie's Social Secretary," 2011
Chicago dancer/friend of Megan Fox in "Friends With Kids," dir. Jennifer Westfeldt, 2011
The View on WABC TV, opening speaker, 2009
"Better Connecticut" with Scott Haney WFSB TV (CT), 2009
The Izaac Mizrahi Show on Style TV, featured model, 2006
"Priest's Girlfriend" in movie In directed by Chris Massi, 2008
"Girl in Bar" in movie Bingo Bango directed by Ben Contessa, 2008

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Trained in dance, acting, and singing. Modeling, kickboxing, yoga, tennis, soccer, volleyball, swimming, writing, choreography. BFA in Dance and BA in Political Science from Fordham University Lincoln Center. Trilingual: Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Conversational French. Accents: Spanish, British BBC, Indian, Brazilian. References available.