Magazine article Dance Spirit

The Dirt

Magazine article Dance Spirit

The Dirt

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Caroline Theodora


With effortless extensions, sky-high leaps, and equal parts elegance and strength, Ailey 11 company member Caroline Theodora Dartey is impossible to miss onstage. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Dartey actually started out training in rhythmic gymnastics, where she earned both national and international titles. She later took up dance, training at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Thááire of Geneva before deciding to move to NYC to pursue her dream career. She joined The Ailey School as a scholarship student in 2016, and is now embarking on her second season with Ailey 11. Catch Dartey on tour with Ailey 11 all over the world this fall, and read on for The Dirt.

-Amanda Sherwin

Do you have any favorite quotes or mantras?

'I am not my hair'

- India Arie

What's your favorite food?

Fried plantain with rice and lentils

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