Carina started her dance training in Raleigh, North Carolina at Susan Byrd’s Dance Creations. She then attended East Carolina University where she received a BFA in Dance Performance. In 2003 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dance career. She was very fortunate to become dance captain of the Mark Goodman Tap Company which had many performances including dancing for the Producers Guild in Hollywood. She also performed and choreographed for “Bling Divas Entertainment” which performed for corporate events all around California. Carina also directed her own tap program at Ciara Dance Studio choreographing for events in the Los Angeles area. During her time in Los Angeles she traveled to studios around the United States teaching master classes and choreographing. She is happy to be a part of the Carolina Dance Center faculty!