Carleigh is from Tarpon Springs, FL and began her dance training in hip-hop at age 9. She went on to expand her training in other styles, receiving a BFA in Dance Performance with a Concentration in Modern Dance at the University of South Florida in May 2014.
During her senior year at USF, she performed in Bliss Kohlmyer’s Picture in a Frame/let go let go let go, performing it both at USF and in the ACDFA Southeast Conference Gala. She has also performed in works by Jeanne Travers and Ben Munisteri, as well as in excerpts from Rosie Herrera’s Pity Party and Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16.
In June 2013, Carleigh attended the USF Dance in Paris Program under the direction of Michael Foley and Colleen Thomas, where she choreographed, performed, and trained in contemporary modern dance. Her first post-graduate performance was of her original work, To Deviate, in Moving Current Dance Collective’s NewGrounds 2014.
Professionally, she performed at The Ritz theater in Ybor City as a company member in Tampa Modern Dance Company’s premiere show, Transitioning Through Loss in 2015. She has also performed the works Where Thou Art, That Is Home, Debussy’s Delight and Dream Deferred, all choreographed by Kellie Harmon as a part of ROGUEdance. Carleigh loves teaching and is so happy to be a faculty member at The Studio Dance Company!