Caroline has been dancing for over 22 years. She began her training at the age of 2 in recreational dance classes at Mary Lourdes Academy of Dance in New Hartford, NY. She qualified for the studio’s dance competition team at the age of 5 and remained a member until age 18. She was also named the elite team captain in her final year at the studio. At Mary Lourdes, Caroline studied and performed many styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, and hip hop.
She continued her dance education at Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY, where she majored in psychology and minored in dance. Caroline studied intensive dance technique, history/criticism, research, improvisation, and composition. She primarily trained in and performed modern, tap, and ballet.In addition to her studies, Caroline was the president of Stompin’ Soles, Skidmore’s audition-based tap group.
In her senior year, Caroline was the primary research assistant in the “Bridges to Skidmore” dance experience program. Under the direction of Dr. Sarah DiPasquale, Caroline taught modern dance to the clients of Saratoga Bridges, a nonprofit agency serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Her and Dr. DiPasquale collected data to evaluate if dance could improve the physical function of the Bridges dancers. Their research is published in Arts & Health, an academic journal.
After graduating college, Caroline moved to Boston, MA to pursue a career in clinical psychology. For two years, Caroline was a company member of DanceWorks Boston, the city’s largest performance-based dance organization for advanced and technically trained dancers. With DanceWorks, she performed several contemporary and tap pieces in bi-annual company shows.
Caroline recently moved to Syracuse, NY and has joined the faculty at the Movement Box. Caroline is excited to continue her dance journey as a teacher and share her passion for dance with her students!