Originally from New York City, Carmie Schiano Nelson began her professional training with Kirov Academy of Ballet. She continued her training with Boston Ballet School performing with both the company and the school. Professionally, she has danced with American Contemporary Ballet as a Soloist and Festival Ballet Providence. Carmie spent two years as a trainee at Richmond Ballet prior to joining Columbia City Ballet. She has spent summers dancing at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and Ballet Austin, among many others. This will be Carmie’s fifth season with Columbia City Ballet.