Photos by Jeff Cravotta

Cara Allison

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Dancing Since: Age 4
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 1
Never miss an episode of: Arrested Development
Favorite Roll: Aurora in Sleeping Beauty
Whe she dances: "Being able to dance is a gift, and gifts are meant to be shared."

Cara Allison began her dance education at Fort Wayne Ballet at age five and she continued studying there until she graduated in 2012. At Fort Wayne Ballet, Cara studied under the instruction of Karen Gibbons-Brown, Elenora Pokhitonova Hartung and Tracy Tritz. She participated in their summer intensive for six years under the direction of Jeremy Blanton. In 2011, she attended summer intensive in New York where she studied with Martine van Hamel. Her favorite roles include Snow Queen and The Dew Drop Fairy in Fort Wayne Ballet’s production of Nutcracker and Aurora in their The Sleeping Beauty.