Carolina Centenera (she/her)

Albuquerque, NM

BFA Class of 2026

Where did you train?

I trained at Master Ballet Academy, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, MODAS Continuum/Magnify Dance, and Fishback Studio of the Dance.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by life in its raw honest moments, the ones that remain suspended in time between movement and its disappearance. Triumphant, tragic, or trying, they’ve left an indelible mark on my life that fuels my path as a dancer, artist and human being.

Describe yourself in three words.

Curious, Witty, Exquisite.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

My weakness is pastries.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

Being a part of USC Kaufman means being part of a family of passionate artists and scholars who embrace and challenge each other to explore and create beyond our bounds of familiarity, discover our unique voices as artists, and thereby lead the dance world into new realms of possibility.