Caroline Calouche


Caroline Calouche is an aerial and dance performer, choreographer and teacher based in Charlotte, NC.  She began her training in ballet, jazz, modern dance and tap under Pat Wall at Gaston Dance Theatre in Gastonia, North Carolina. She furthered her dance education at Texas Christian University where she graduated with two B.F.A. degrees in Ballet and Modern Dance.  After graduation, Caroline danced with Contemporary Ballet Dallas and Contemporary Dance Fort Worth.  From 2003-2006, she lived in Rome, Brussels and Salzburg dancing and studying with contemporary choreographers.  In 2006, she completed the ICE program (International Choreographic Exchange) at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria.

Her travels brought her back home to the Charlotte area where she found it was time to begin her dance company, Caroline Calouche & Co., and the Charlotte Dance Festival.

In 2007 Caroline began her aerial dance training with anyone who passed through the area.  She enjoys all kinds of apparatus from silks, to rope & harness, bungee, cube and apparatus she invents.

Caroline is known for her fluidity of movement and ability to seamlessly dance from the ground to the air and back.

For me, the air has added another level of expression to my dancing.

Some of my influential teachers are below:


Jennifer Archibald, Archibald Dance

Trisha Bauman, SEAD Body Mind Centering (BMC)

Fernando Bujones, TCU

Brenda Daniels, NC School of the Arts

Ed Campbell, Gaston Dance Theatre

Mary Cochran, TCU Guest Choreographer from Paul Taylor

Leah Cox, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Elizabeth Gillaspy, TCU

Andrew Harwood, Contact Improvisation

Melissa Hayden, NC School of the Arts

Susan Douglas Roberts, TCU

Joao da Silva, SEAD Contemporary

Patricia Wall, Gaston Dance Theatre

Rebekah Wright, NC School of the Arts

David Zambrano, SEAD Flying Low Technique

Aerial and Circus Arts

Tanya Burka, Lyra and Silks

Allie Cooper, Corde Lisse

Carlos Alexis Cruz, Partner Acro

Serenity Smith Forchion, NECCA, all apparatus

Juliana Hane, Silks (the gal who got me flying!)

Jamie Hodgson, Silks, Lyra, Trapeze and Aerial Partnering

Nicole Mermans, Trapeze and Silks

Susan Murphy, Dance Trapeze and Choreography

Kevin O’Connor, Corde Lisse

Cheetah Platt, Silks and Aerial Partnering

Elsie Smith, New England Center for Circus Arts, all apparatus

Nancy Smith, Frequent Flyers, Invented Apparatus

Christine van Loo, Silks

Caroline Wright, Silks, Lyra and Trapeze


Contact Info


Caroline Calouche & Co. Website

Charlotte Dance Festival - Website

Photos by Michael Church

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