Carling Ray


Carling Ray began training in Ballet at the age of three with the Somerset School of Dancing and The Russian School of Ballet. At age five she became a student at United Dance Productions where she studied Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and African dance. She later became a member of the Jr. Company and has performed at countless occasions both locally and internationally.

Carling has had the opportunity to attend summer dance intensives at both The University of the Arts and The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA). She was a summer student at DADA for two consecutive years before becoming a full-time academy student in 2005, studying Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Dunham, Flamenco, Character, African, Hip Hop, Voice and Acting with Ms. Allen.

Carling graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Dance & Drama. Carling now teaches Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop and is hopeful that she will inspire students to see dance as a means to explore ones full potential in much the same way it did for her.

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