Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Dancer Biography Blog: Caroline Hurd

“It’s always been ballet,” Caroline explains, as if the idea of another type of dance being her favorite is completely outlandish.  Caroline Hurd started taking ballet when she was only 5-years-old.  The studio she attended offered an extremely limited selection of classes.  Luckily, ballet was the perfect fit!  
She’s always loved that ballet tells a beautiful and entertaining story, which is why performing is so much fun for her.  In fact, Caroline admits that she often tears up watching a ballet performance.  And sometimes she develops a leg twitch because she’s fighting the urge to jump on the stage and start dancing, too.  If it weren’t for all of the discipline she’s learned from dance, maybe she would!

Caroline has taken many dance classes while attending the University of Idaho, but her major is in Psychology.  Her favorite aspect of Moscow is the UI campus and the local art scene, particularly the Farmer’s Market and Jazz Festival.  During her free time, Caroline enjoys cooking, attending fitness classes, and playing with her two bunnies.  After Caroline graduates in December, she will take a little time off to study for the MCATs and apply to Podiatry Schools.

The best way for Caroline to stay connected to dance during college was to teach for Festival Dance!  Caroline has a special position teaching ballet in Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho.  She praises her students for their dedication and eagerness to learn ballet.  Caroline would like to let all young dancers know that they will really appreciate having a strong dance background when they are her age.  

Caroline is revving up to teach more dance at Festival Dance’s Moscow Academy this summer.  All of you little Ballet Princesses and Country Kidz better get ready for some major fun and dancing with Caroline this June!  For more information or to register for one of these summer workshops taught by Caroline, please visit