Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Carly attended the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors and earned a BFA in Dance, BA in Health and Human Physiology, and Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship. While pursuing her BFA, Carly performed works by Autumn Eckman, Marc Macaranas, Armando Duarte, Melinda Jean Myers, Eloy Barragàn, Jesse Factor, and Martha Graham. Carly has trained in intensives at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DanceWorks Chicago, the Martha Graham School, American Dance Festival, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Carly is a certified teacher with the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum for pre-primary through level five, as well as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Beyond dance, Carly is also a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and a freelance photographer. Carly was a trainee with The Big Muddy Dance Company last season, and she is excited to return for the 2018-19 season as an apprentice, while also serving as the company's Communications Coordinator.