Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers
Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers currently dances with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, a Hawkins informed company, and is an MFA in Dance candidate at The University of the Arts. As an emerging choreographer, she is interested in spirituality, collaboration, blended improvisation and exploring permaculture and biomimicry in pedagogy and research creation approaches.
Carolyn has worked in NYC, Miami, and LA dancing and acting both on stage and on camera. She can be seen as lead character "Abby" in Moondance (2020) and has performed for Coldplay, Omi, Starbucks, Jockey Bra, Kaplan University, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Diavolo EdCo, The Union Project, Clairobscur, LACDC, and Vox Lumiere. She has performed in works choreographed by Cori Terry, Erik Hawkins, Yvonne Rainer, Loïe Fuller, Gerald Arpino, Randy Duncan, and John Leher. Carolyn's time on camera has inspired her to develop CPR Dance: Inhale Movement, and her screen dance films have been featured at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Krasl Art Center and at various film festivals and performances including Rethink Dance Film Festival, Film Fest by Rogue Dancer, Motion Pictures International Film Festival and RAD Fest. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Dance, and was the Presidential Scholar in 2010. Carolyn has trained at The American Dance Festival and as work study for Dance New Amsterdam and Steps On Broadway.
Carolyn recently studied Countertechnique at One Body One Connection and is inspired by the overlapping intergenerational pedagogical approaches between Hawkins technique, Countertechnique, and Ballet. Her current research explores themes of accessibility, technology, empathy, emergent strategies, somatic healing and racial identity politics. She is an American Ballet Theater National Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level V, and Reiki, Barre and Yoga certified.
Carolyn has co-authored "Ready Movers" a mindfulness, movement and literacy program for Kalamazoo County's Ready 4's program, and has taught for The Gabriella Foundation in Los Angeles, honored by Michelle Obama as one of the best after school dance programs in 2015.
Miss Carolyn he hopes to bring care and love for modern contemporary dance to all young dancers.
We are so excited to have her join Fusion Center for Dance.