Caroline’s principle dance styles are Jamaican Dancehall and Reggaeton. The first time she encountered Dancehall, she instantly became addicted to the “riddims” and the culture. She has been investigating the style since 2006, which began with two years of training in Afro-Contemporary Dancehall with Maya Martinez, followed by various classes and workshops as part of her travels around the world, including a trip to Jamaica in 2009.
Over the past five years, Caroline has lived between San Francisco, Mexico City and Sydney to study at university and dance. She concentrated on Reggaeton, Afro-Caribbean dance, and Mexican Folklore at various institutions in Mexico including La Escuela de Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernández and La UNAM with Reyna López. She has also studied Afro-Haitian, Cuban Folklore, Bomba and Afro-Peruvian dance at the Mission Dance Theatre, Mission Cultural Centre for Latino Arts, and La Peña in San Francisco/Bay Area, and has trained intensively in Hawaiian Hula at the Academy of Hawaiian Arts in Oakland, California with Kumu Hula Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu. She also hustl
es weekly and has been learning Flamenco at Los Carmonas in Sydney since 2011.