Carly Hammond began her formal training at the Geiger Ballet under the guidance of artistic director Mary C. Geiger, and attended summer programs at Ballet Chicago, San Francisco Ballet, and Juilliard. She is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Education.
Ms. Hammond is a recipient of the Jacobs School of Music Dean’s Scholarship and is a four-time cash scholarship winner at Regional Dance America. 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 as Sugar Plum Fairy in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker. Ms. Hammond was in the corps de ballet at Ballet San Antonio for 3 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. Hammondperformed the principal couple in Gerald Arpino’s Confetti, and as a demi-soloist in Frederick Franklin’s Tribute. Most recently, Ms. Hammond danced the role of Kitri’s Friend in Willy Shives’ Don Quixote and Gerald Arpino’s Snow Queen in The Nutcracker.
Carly is thrilled to be in her second season with Georgia Ballet. Outside of the studio, she enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with family, playing golf, and being active in her church community.