Carla Flores is originally from Austin, Texas, but moved to Houston to attend the distinguished High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a dance major. She later graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy, and later completed her Master of Arts in Teaching Dance in the Professions with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Ballet Pedagogy from New York University. Ms. Flores currently serves as program administrator, assistant director for the dance concerts, and as an adjunct professor for New York University’s Dance Education program. She is a certified ballet teacher in ABT’s National Training Curriculum, and currently teaches at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in the children’s division and as part of the educational outreach program. Some of her career highlights have been touring abroad in China and France, performing ballets such as George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Ben Stevenson’s Sentimientos, and her work with Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech School. She continues to teach master classes at numerous dance schools in and around NY, and is now very excited to be the Director of NYU’s Summer Dance Intensive.