Ballet and Femme Funk Choreographer/ Teacher
Katherine 'Katie C' Carrera has been trained in a range of styles including Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Commercial styles. She is an instructor at the Caribbean School of Dance with over 11 years experience, and recently joined the dance faculty at The University of Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently the first and only Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Certified Instructor in the Caribbean.
Katherine’s training has been based both in New York and Trinidad and Tobago. She was awarded a Scholarship to attend Ballet Hispanico in Manhattan and has also attended Peridance Capezio Center in New York training in Ballet, Contemporary, Graham, Broadway Jazz and Hip Hop under well known instructors such as Peter Brandenhoff, Graciela Kozak, Dianna Warren, Kristin Sudeikis, Sue Samuels, Tweetboogie, La Jon Dantzler, KCDC among others. She is currently enrolled in the BADE programme with The Royal Academy of Dance.
Through her involvement with the Metamorphosis Dance Company, she has been exposed to many different styles of dance under well known choreographers such as Nancy Herrera, Sonja Dumas, Gillian Merry, Carol Yip Choy, Joyce Kirton, Patricia Roe and Heather Henderson-Gordon. This gave her the opportunity to take her talent to numerous stages in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and Barbados. In 2015, she founded Wicked Dance Group - an all female dance group of multiple strengths, styles and talents.
She has also been vocally trained in classical and operatic singing and joined the Eastern Youth Chorale and Eastern Dance Company in 2008, assisting with directing, choreographing and staging for their Musicale IV production at the Queens Hall in 2009.
As Director of her own company Social K Media, which was founded in 2013, she leads the Marketing Team for Elle NYTT, managing the company's presence on all social media. She currently teaches Femme Funk (a feminine hip hop genre) and Ballet with Elle NYTT and as part of the performing company, she has had opportunities to dance alongside Machel Montano, Krich and Boyz II Men.