Carter Kara


Classical Ballet / Dancer

originally trained with Kristen Olsen Potts, Helen Clarke, and Jennifer Backhaus at the West Coast Conservatory of Ballet in Orange, California. After 15 years with WCCB, she went on to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from which she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance in 2008. It was at UCSB that she not only continued technique training but discovered a passion for choreographing. She was delighted to receive the Dorothy and Sherril C. Corwin Award in Choreography for her piece Apocalypse, Please and was also honored to have her choreographic work, In the Know|In the Now, be chosen to be a part of UCSB\'s Senior Dance Company\'s touring repertoire in 2007/2008. Kara has long admired the work of Jennifer Backhaus and is overjoyed to be a part of her company.

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