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Carly Crowder began her early training at Wynn Twins School of Dance. As a member of their company, she was a Dance America/Dance Olympus national champion awarded Most Promising Performer, later winning the title of Senior Dancer of the Year in Las Vegas, NV. Graduating Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, she received a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance Performance under the direction of Jo Rowan, along with receiving a Minor in History. Crowder was the female deputy of OCU's American Spirit Dance Company, performing in domestic tours in Missouri and Oklahoma. Since graduation, she has performed as a guest artist in Midwest Performing Arts' The Nutcracker, as The Sugar Plum Fairy. She has toured, as a performer and as a master instructor, internationally in Austria, Italy, and Germany with Young!Tanzsommer and was the featured dancer for a National Commercial for National Geographic’s Brain Games, presented by Acura.
Crowder performed professionally in Chicago as a company member for Inaside Chicago Dance, where she currently holds the title of Scholarship Director, for four years before returning to Kansas City. She held the positions of Junior Company Director and Jazz/Contemporary Director for Hinsdale Dance Academy, where her choreography qualified for YAGP Finals, while also teaching and choreographing for Inspire School of Dance. Currently, Carly travels nationally as the Tour Director for BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition. She also teaches technique classes to all ages of performers at Heart of America Dance Center, while also holding master classes throughout the Midwest, including for The Glenda Brown Choreography Project.