Carly's fascination with bellydance began as a young girl hearing stories and seeing costumes from her mother who bellydanced in the 1970's and 80's. Since beginning classes at the age of 16 she has supplemented her training with workshops from, in her opinion, some of the most influential dancers of modern bellydance including Rachel Brice, Suhaila Salimpour, April Rose, and Sharon Kihara. In 2015 she relocated to Austin, Texas to study with her long-time inspiration, April Rose. She is currently a Rose Movement certified instructor teaching Level 1 classes at the studio. She also offers Tarot readings and instruction as a holistic tool for personal growth.
She holds strong belief that as one teaches, two learn. She appreciates all her mentors and students that fuel the development of this great dance.