Artistic & Executive Director
Unintimidated by Arts or Administration, Caroline founded Caroline Calouche & Co. in 2006. Her dancing roots began in the little town of Gastonia, North Carolina and branched out to Fort Worth, Texas at Texas Christian University where she had the pleasure of working with Li-Chou Cheng, Elizabeth Gillaspy, Mary Cochran, Susan Douglas Roberts, Kerry Kreiman and Fernando Bujones. From there she studied in Europe in Rome, Brussels and then completed a postgraduate program in choreography at SEAD receiving training from Susan Quinn, Joao da Silva, Andrew Harwood, Libby Farr, Keren Levi and Ori Flomin.
While she loved dancing on the floor, she had her sights set high. In 2007, Caroline began her aerial dance training and has worked with Susan Murphy, Elsie and Serenity Smith, Molly Graves and Amy Ell. Caroline is also certified in the BASI Pilates Method, Gyrokinesis and Nimble Arts Silks Foundation Level 1. She is the founder and director of the Charlotte Dance Festival, www.charlottedancefestival.org.
Caroline Calouche has created contemporary and aerial dance work for numerous programs including the Dance Department in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and Contemporary Ballet Dallas. She has received several grant awards to further her artistic vision with her company, Caroline Calouche & Co. She believes in continuous learning and experiencing the world will help not only develop you as an artist but as a person too.
Caroline has a photographic memory and loves sushi.