Carrie Eberhardt grew up in Hamburg, NY. She started dancing at Hamburg Dance Center at age 4, and danced there for 14 years. She loves tap, jazz, and ballet. At age 12 she started assisting classes, and over the next six years helped teach more than 100 dancers, mostly in jazz and tap. Carrie has loved dancing, and teaching dance, for as long as she can remember!
Carrie’s high school put on a large scale musical production annually. While there, Carrie was a dancer in “Bye Bye Birdie”, a featured dancer in “Guys and Dolls”, and a dancer/dance captain for “Once Upon a Mattress”. She has always had a love for theatre, and chose to go to SUNY College at Fredonia, where she successfully auditioned to be an Acting major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Eventually she changed her major, and ended up graduating with a BS in Mathematics and a Minor in Theatre. Despite the change, Carrie continued to pursue opportunities to dance and perform. While attending grad school at Clemson, she became active in the local community theatre, where she was involved in many shows with her husband, Mat.
Carrie has 3 adorable children, 8 year old Nicholas, 5 year old Emmalyn, and newborn Lily.
Carrie has lived in Columbia for nearly 8 years, and is so glad to have found a dance home at Bailey Fine Arts Centre. She first came to BFA before she had kids, but came back for good after 3-year-old Nicholas said “Mommy, when do I get to take a dance class?” His question inspired her to come back, and she’s so glad she did! This is her fourth year teaching at Bailey Fine Arts.