Allisyn Hsieh Caro

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Allisyn Caro, who began dancing at the age of three, studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap and lyrical dancing at the New Hampshire Academy of the Performing Arts. She later trained at the Boston Ballet School, which culminated in her selection in 2003 as the premiere dancer for the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Mrs. Caro attended three summer programs, two on merit scholarships, and enrolled at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, working closely with choreographer and principal faculty member Laszlo Berdo. Now in her tenth season with Texas Ballet Theater, she has danced Clara in The Nutcracker, Anitra in Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, performed in George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Serenade, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries and Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena. Allisyn is a GYROTONIC® instructor.

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Where are you from?

Kensington, New Hampshire

When did you begin dancing?
At the age of 3.

Why did you begin dancing?
I think my parents thought I had some coordination.

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
2010-2011 season

What is your favorite ballet to see?
Swan Lake

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Lamberena, Dracula and Anitra in Peer Gynt

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
That I am actually a professional dancer and have the ability to do this as a profession.

What is your most memorable vacation?
Honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chinese buffets

What other talents do you have besides dancing?

What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Fly-fishing with my husband and camping

What do you want to accomplish after TBT?
College degree, Gyrotonic certifications, start a family

What’s your least favorite part of getting ready for a performance?
Trying to keep my body warm

What is your favorite meal?
Breakfast for sure!

What’s one thing you believe is necessary to be a great performer?