CAROLINA CERISOLA was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a child, she studied gymnastic for eight years, competing in national and Pan-American championships.
She commenced her career as a professional dancer performing at the age of 16 on Argentinean prime-time television shows, headlining the best venues in Buenos Aires. This led her, two years later, to embark on her first Latin American tour with the famous Venezuelan singer, Jose Luis Rodriguez.
At the age of 19, she moved to the United States to further her career and became the dancing partner of one of the world’s top salsa dancers, Johnny Vazquez. Together they toured Europe and Latin America with the International Salsa Congress sponsored by Bacardi, which led them in 2001 to take first place in the world’s largest salsa championship held in Los Angeles.
After six years of touring the world as a renowned salsa dancer, Carolina decided to team up with Ivan Kane in Los Angeles, to create Forty Deuce – a Burlesque Cabaret that has become one of the most celebrated hot-spots in Hollywood.
As a headliner there, people from across the globe became familiar with Carolina’s unique Burlesque and Latin flavored style of dancing, when the Bravo Channel decided to document the rising success of Forty Deuce, in a reality TV show focused around Carolina.
She has been a recurring guest star in several TV shows, such as the Jimmy Kimmel Show and performed in an array of movies such as David Lynch’s” “Island Empire,” “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” and “Undiscovered” which marked the debut of her choreographing career.
Carolina’s unique talent and dance style prompted many acclaimed artists like Prince, Sting, Justin Timberlake Heath Ledger, Fionna Apple and Daniel Lanois to collaborate with her on an array of artistic projects including music videos and a recently completed tour as a guest headlining dancer with Sting.
Currently, Carolina is using her specialized dance and entertainment experience to produce and direct her own projects in Hollywood and all over the globe.
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