Carmie Schiano Nelson 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 the year-round boarding school. After graduating high school early, she continued her training with Boston Ballet. She has attended summer programs at ABT, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, among others, all on scholarship. Carmie has danced professionally with Festival Ballet Providence, Richmond Ballet, American Contemporary Ballet as a soloist and with Columbia City Ballet for 10 seasons. During her time at Columbia City Ballet, she has performed numerous different notable roles in both classical and contemporary works and prior to leaving, was promoted to demi-soloist. With Fort Wayne Ballet, her most memorable performance opportunities have been performing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet’s Bedroom Pas de Deux, Spartacus Pas de Deux, and Esmerelda Pas de Deux. Carmie looks forward to her third season at Fort Wayne Ballet and continuing to explore the city.