Growing up in Pittsburgh, Edward Carr received his first twelve years of ballet training at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School. After graduating high school he continued his training at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, and had the privilege to work with choreographers including James Kudelka, Toer van Schayk, and Rudi van Dantzig.
Carr moved to Austin in 2006 to attend Ballet Austin’s trainee program, and joined the main company in 2008 after a season as an apprentice. Since joining Ballet Austin, he has been featured in Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs, Bradley Shelver’sThe Last Just, Nicolo Fonte's Left Unsaid and Lasting Imprint, Jennifer Hart’s To Here, has danced Claudius in Mills' Hamlet, Tybalt in Mills’ Romeo and Juliet, and originated roles in Stephen Mills' Angel of My Nature, Though the Earth Give Way, and the Beast in Mills' Belle Redux. Carr has portrayed Drosselmeyer in every performance of Mills’The Nutcracker since 2009. When not dancing with Ballet Austin, he teaches in the Ballet Austin Academy, guests with MOTION Dance Theater, and works with local choreographers, most notably Jennifer Hart.
Carr first worked with Hart in 2007 on a piece that would later be performed in NYC with Ballet Builders. The two have worked together every summer since, developing an especially productive professional relationship that fostered the inception of performa/dance in 2014.