Carly Hammond began her formal training at Geiger Ballet under the guidance of Artistic Director Mary C. Geiger. She is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Education. While attending Indiana University, she performed principal roles in Appalachian Spring, The Four Temperaments, and Donizetti Variations, and was featured as a soloist in Violette Verdy’s Variations for Eight and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker.
Following graduation, she was a member of Ballet San Antonio for three seasons. There she performed featured roles in Gabriel Zertuche’s Dracula and The Nutcracker, as well as a Harlot in Ben Stevenson’s Romeo and Juliet and the Pas de Trois in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. Ms. Hammond performed the principal couple in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, and as a demi-soloist in Frederick Franklin’s Tribute. For her last season at BSA, Ms. Hammond danced the role of Kitri’s Friend in Willy Shives’ Don Quixote and Gerald Arpino’s Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. In 2018, Ms. Hammond joined The Georgia Ballet, and was featured as a Little Swan in Swan Lake Act 2 and as the Waltz Girl in Les Sylphides. Additionally, she has danced the role of Lise in an excerpt of La Fille Mal Gardee, as well as one of Swanhilda’s Friends in Coppelia. For the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Hammond performed the Peasant Pas de Deux and the demi-soloist Wilis Moyna in Giselle. She also performed the Snow Queen in Daet Rodriguez’s The Nutcracker, as well as Flames of Paris and a soloist in Paquita. Most recently, she was featured as Tiger Lily in Daet Rodriguez’s Peter Pan. Carly is looking forward to her fifth year at AABD as Assistant Ballet Academy Director and is excited to continue sharing her knowledge and passion of dance to the next generation!