Becca Carson is from Athens, GA. She graduated from Athens Technical College with a Cosmetology Degree in 2011. Becca began as a competitive gymnast when she was a teenager and fell in love with the artistry of it. She was Georgia state champion on floor during her final season in 2011 and has performed in multiple musicals, as a dancer and singer through Cornerstone Productions (‘Christmas at the Five and Dime’, ‘Shenandoah’ and ‘All in a Christmas Night’). She started her aerial and dance career with CC&Co. in the Fall 2014. She loves being able to use her skills from gymnastics in a new and fun way and also doing it a little higher up in the air.
Kaila Dockal (2nd Season) is a recent graduate from Winthrop University with her B.A. in Dance with a Concentration in K-12 Teacher Certification. Kaila has been dancing for the past 19 years studying the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, modern and lyrical. She has also been teaching dance for the past 7 years, teaching ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop at Fascinating Rhythm Studio in York, SC. During her college career she was given many great opportunities to further develop her dance education, such as dancing under Maria Caruso and representing Winthrop University’s Dance Department with her choreography at the 2016 American College Dance Association’s Southeastern conference. Kaila became interested in aerial arts while participating in the summer intensive program taught by Caroline Calouche. Kaila now has the pleasure of beginning her professional dance and aerial career with Caroline Calouche and Co. and is excited for what is to come.
Alison Johnson (5th Season) is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a dual degree in Dance (A.B) and Child and Family Development (B.S.). She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from UNCC. Alison performed and taught dance with Advocate Arts Contemporary Dance. Since relocating to Charlotte, Alison has danced with Martha Connerton, 4thright dance, has participated in the Charlotte New Music Festival and is currently the Studio Manager and a teacher at CC&Co. Alison has choreographed for the CC&Co. Youth Ensemble that premiered at the Charlotte Dance Festival’s CEDA show in March 2016. Inthe Fall, she will resume studies at UNCC working towards a Masters in Public Health with the goal of integrating dance and aerial arts into public health focused community outreach. She is also currently completing her Nimble Arts Teacher Training Course in Trapeze Foundation Level.
Byron McDaniel is originally from Columbia South Carolina where he began training in classical ballet at the age of five. He later was accepted into the Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville South Carolina under full scholarship. Since then Byron has traveled around the world as a professional dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruise lines. Byron Is now in school full time for physical therapy and is very excited to be working with Caroline Calouche & Co.!
Lacey Pye, originally from North Dakota, has spent the past 4 years traveling the world performing and teaching dance. Through working with a non-profit organization Lacey has been able to travel to places like Australia, Greece, Mozambique, India, and many Southeast Asian countries. In those countries she was able to teach dance in orphanages and share the love of dance through culture and language barriers. Lacey started her dance career at the age of 3, dancing at the local dance studio. There she became trained in ballet, point, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop, tap, musical theatre, and acrobatics. In university Lacey studied psychology and during that time she got asked to teach at a local dance studio. She choreographed for their competitive teams and also performed with their adult company. In 2017 Lacey found a new love, aerial dance, and was able to train for a year in Australia. Lacey is excited to move back to the states and continue to mix her love of dance and the aerial arts with CC&DC and CC&Co.
Anthony Oliva is fascinated, overjoyed, and nourished by the communication of bodies in motion with one another. He has danced and climbed all his life, and began training himself in circus arts in 2006 after studying Theatre and Dance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has since studied and graduated from the New England Center For Circus Arts’ Professional Training Program (Chinese Pole, Hand to Hand, Hoop Diving), where he was then employed as an acrobatics instructor. In 2011, he began working as a dancer for Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Anthony has trained and worked as a performer, instructor, and rigger across the U.S. and internationally, from Anchorage to Miami, Montreal to Macedonia. Anthony is to be apart of Caroline Calouche & Co. and to continue to merge the worlds of Dance, Theatre, and Circus.