Katherine Carrera

Studying by Distance Learning – Student – BA (Hons) Dance Education

I was born and raised in the beautiful twin isle of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean and trained in ballet, modern, jazz and tap at the Caribbean School of Dancing. In 2013 I started my own company that manages performing arts companies’ social media platforms locally and internationally and in 2014 I became the first and only certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor which has allowed me to lecture at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. I have also trained in commercial styles of dance and teach a fusion class geared towards building confidence in women, called Femme Funk at the school Elle NYTT. I am also the artistic director of an all-girl dance group called ‘Wicked Dance Grp’ mixing technical training with commercial styles where we use dance as our platform to bring awareness to women.

After teaching dance for thirteen years, I knew I wanted to become a more qualified teacher. Choosing to study the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme with the RAD was the easiest decision because it meant being educated by a reputable and worldwide recognised organisation. Studying by distance learning has not only helped me achieve my goals within my everyday commitments but allows me to apply them to my teaching whilst I am learning, which gives me real life experience. I can have trouble balancing my everyday commitments with my studying time, but the programme has so many helpful coordinators and study materials that I am able to keep on track. I look forward to becoming an RAD registered teacher so that I can continue to teach at the Caribbean School of Dancing, which has a long standing history with the RAD.