Artist, Teaching Artist
Specializes in: Modern, Jazz & Hip Hop dance; solo & group choreography; musical theater choreography and Improvisation.
EDUCATION: BA in Dance from Point Park University; MFA in Performance and Dance Education, from the The Ohio State University.
OCCUPATION: Carla is a professional dancer, choreographer and actress, who currently teaches dance for the Erie School District, and director of Collegiate Academy's Dance Ensemble (CADENCE). Director of L.I.F.E. thru Dance; a free dance program for kids ages 9-18, within the Erie community.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Carla is the Artistic Director of her solo performance company, SheWorks Dance Theatre and a Rostered Teaching Artist for the Erie Arts & Culture, Arts in Education Program. Carla has been teaching for over 20 years with special emphasis in Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop. Carla incorporates traditional modern techniques with her own style of release, Jazz and Neo-soul to create contemporary movement. Former member of Kuntu Repertory Theater in Pittsburgh, PA; and Erie Theater Company (ETCO) in Erie, PA. She is also a participating director with J&J Productions; a local theatre production company in Erie, PA.