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CAROLINE ROCHER trained at the Conservatoire de Montpellier in the South of France with Madame Claparède, and later studied at the Rudra Béjart art school in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1998, she moved to America to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York.
Her professional career extends internationally as she danced with The Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York, The Bavarian State Ballet in Germany, The Lyon Opera Ballet in France, and Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet in San Francisco. In 2001 Caroline was named "25 to watch" in Dance Magazine. She also collaborated with international ballet star Vladimir Malakhov at the Career Transition For Dancers Gala in New York, and was invited to perform at “Le Gala des Etoiles du 21ème siècle” in Paris in 2004. Caroline is honored to have performed works from acclaimed choreographers such as Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Arthur Mitchell, Michael Smuin, Glen Tetley, Alonzo King, Dwight Rhoden, Hans Van Manen, Jacopo Godani, Maguy Marin, Georges Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Marius Petipa, John Cranko and John Neumeier.
In July 2014, she decided to retire and performed her last shows with Alonzo King Lines Ballet in her hometown of Montpellier, France as part of The Montpellier Dance Festival. She has now relocated to Maryland and she currently teaches at The Washington School of Ballet’ Southeast Campus. She is also a certified GYROTONIC® instructor and teaches at Elements Fitness & Wellness Center in Washington, DC.
Faculty Rank: Instructor