Carolyn Bolton

L’Opera Nationale du Rhin
Julie Cunningham and Co.
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Bejart Ballet Lausanne
Rambert Ballet (2013-2019)

Carolyn Bolton - English National BalletBorn in Columbia, South Carolina, Carolyn began her pre-professional training at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities before completing her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography at the University of South Carolina. She received a full scholarship to the Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance in New York and trained with Béjart Ballet Lausanne before joining Ballet Rambert in 2013. She has since had the pleasure of working with Julie Cunningham and Company and L’Opera National du Rhin and has been featured in film and television work with Marvel Studios, Apple TV, and HBO Max.

Carolyn has presented two site-specific solo works for the Operaestate Festival in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy and has been an Artist-in-Residence for both the Operaestate Festival and for The Place’s Choreodrome in London. Her choreography has been performed nationally and internationally, most notably at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Theatre’s Riverstage, Rich Mix, Rambert: In The Making, The Place: Resolution, The Lowry, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and Youth America Grand Prix Competition.

Carolyn has worked with the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from 2019. In 2022, she was nominated for a Black British Theatre Award in the Achievement Category for Best Teacher. Carolyn has been invited as an academic tutor, guest instructor and lecturer in both ballet and contemporary styles for numerous schools including London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Mountview, Shockout Arts, The Dang and Bird College.

In 2023, Carolyn was one of nine artists/companies selected by The Place for their commissioned community projects. The proposed intergenerational work Seeking the Unseen explored the body as an archive and received excellent reception from those involved in the process. She is proud to be working with the Royal Opera House on both the Chance to Dance and Create and Dance programmes.

Carolyn is currently completing her MFA in Dance Leadership and Community Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is incredibly grateful for the continued support of Dancers’ Career Development.


Carolyn Bolton, English National Ballet

 See also:

Carolyn Bolton appointed Creative Director of ENBYouthCo., Trinity Laban
Carolyn Bolton: Rising To Rambert, Dance Direct

Video links:

Where Things End and Meet, Carolyn Bolton

Social media: 

Instagram @lil_ballerina18
Youtube Carolyn Bolton

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