Carmie Schiano Nelson

Carmie began her early dance training in New York City. At the age of 12, she was accepted to Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. and attended their year-round boarding school to continue her pre-professional training. After graduating high school early, she continued her training with Boston Ballet. She has attended summer programs at ABT, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet, and Nashville Ballet, among others. Carmie has danced professionally with Festival Ballet Providence as a seasonal apprentice, Richmond Ballet as a trainee, American Contemporary Ballet as a soloist, and since 2010, with Columbia City Ballet as a company dancer. For the past 10 seasons, she has performed numerousĀ  roles in both classical and contemporary works and prior to leaving, was promoted to demi-soloist. CarmieĀ  is looking forward to joining Fort Wayne Ballet this season and getting to explore the city.