Carrie Schantz Voiland
Ms. Carrie began her dance training at the Shirley Rock School which as then and still is under the direction of Bo Spassoff. She performed professionally as a child in Pennsylvania Ballet performances for many years. In 2001, she graduated from the Boston Conservatory under Yasuko Tokanaga with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. While there she performed many Main Stage productions including Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring which the New York Times recognized as the first time that any student company had been allowed to stage a work by Graham. While working on her degree and after graduating, Ms. Carrie worked for Boston Ballet as a full time Administrator, and then the New York City Ballet in Special Events, but it wasn't until she moved back to Boston in 2002 and began teaching that she found her niche. She has taught for many schools including Boston Ballet, Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester, Boston Adult Education, Dance Workshop of Hanover, and The School of Ballet Arts where she eventually held the position of Director from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Carrie has performed with many local companies including Snappy Dance, On-e-On, Nicola Hawkins Dance Company, Zoe Dance, Morse Dance, Kate Nies and Dancers, Danny Swain and Dancers, Annie Kloppenberg Dancers, and Kelly Donovan and Dancers. After a hiatus for the birth of her second child, she is excited to return to teaching focused solely on Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester.