Growing up in Pittsburgh, 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 Stephen Mills’ Light / The Holocaust and Humanity Project, premiered as Beast in Mills' Belle Redux, and has been featured in work by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, Pontus Lidberg, Nicolo Fonte, and 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.
header photo by Oliver Endahl