Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
More About Miss Carolyn
​Miss Carolyn Dutra
Carolyn was a member of the world famous Radio City Music Hall “ROCKETTES”. She also performed with the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Company and was a Soloist and charter member of The Festival Ballet of Rhode Island. Carolyn is a former member of the original “Sherry Gold Dance Co.” Miss Dutra is a former Miss East Providence and model. She has done numerous commercials as well as print ads.

Miss Dutra performed with the Rockette Alumnae at the New York Plaza Hotel and in “The Nutcracker” on Broadway. Carolyn has been tested and is certified to teach dance by The Dance Masters of America, as well as, the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston and has served on both boards of DMA and DTCB. She is a member of the Dance Alliance of Rhode Island and the National Dance Education Organization, as well as ASCAP, BMI & SESAC and the Warwick Rotary. Miss Dutra has taught and adjudicated throughout the U.S. and Europe and is a coach and evaluator for Dance Proficiency in RI.

Students have been accepted into the Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Festival Ballet Summer Programs, as well as the Mark Morris Summer Intensive and Alumni have gone on to Broadway, movies and television and more!

In addition to her illustrious career in dance, Carolyn is the proud mother of Blair-Victoria, graduate of Roger Williams University who holds a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.​

Celebrating 43 Years of Dance Education
Miss Carolyn is thrilled to be celebrating her 43rd year as a business owner, artistic director and mentor.  The past few years have been busy: Performances in Disney Springs, the Dunkin Donuts Center for Big East Champions, the Providence College Friars, Rolfe Street Fall Out of Summer Festival, Garden City Gazebo, Nutcracker Performances at Rhode Island College, First Works' PVD Fest, Rockette Alumni Meeting in NYC, Showstopping Annual Recitals and much more!  Can't wait to see what is next!

This summer, Miss Carolyn became a Certified Instructor with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. RWID provides inclusive dance classes created specifically for kids and adults with individual learning differences and other special needs.  Miss Carolyn also attended the National Dance Educators Organization Jazz Conference in Newport, RI.  
She has attended the Rhee Gold Dance Life Retreat Seminar for Business Owners as well as an intensive weekend for Ballet Instructors.  Miss Carolyn brings in choreographers and teachers from all over to keep her dancers challenged and motivated. Recently, she brought two dancers to a Mark Morris Dance Group Master Class at Brown University, where a Senior Company Dancer was accepted into the Summer Intensive Program in New York!  

Slowing down is not in Miss Carolyn's vocabulary!  She believes that one can never stop learning and she continues to educate herself and motivate her students and faculty!