Carlie-Ann started dancing at age 5 at her hometown studio, Clifton Dance Project in Huntington Beach, California. She continued to dance with Clifton for ten years training in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. She cheered from 2002 to 2008 for Junior All-American, Pop Warner, and Pace All-Stars. After middle school she left Pace All-Stars realizing her true calling was dance and joined the Edison High School Dance Team. She was Co-Captain of EHS Dance Team her Junior Year and after finishing out the season decided to try out for the Edison High School Song Team. She made Co-Captain of EHS Song her Senior Year. That year she earned a spirit scholarship for college. After Graduating she attended Idaho State University and performed and competed with the Bengal Dancers for three years.
She has been working for the National Dance Alliance, NDA, since the summer of 2015. She continues her work with NDA as a Head Instructor and has also joined the Event Crew where she travels to work competitions and special events across the nation. She has taught and subbed at her hometown dance studio Clifton Dance Project as a Hip-Hop instructor. She has choreographed for Fruita Monument Pom Team in Fruita, Colorado and Edison High School Dance Team in Huntington Beach, California. She co-choreographed for Oakley High School Cheer team in Oakley, Idaho with Hayley Greenwell. Prior moving to Boise, she was the assistant coach for Tesoro High Schools Song Team, where they took 1st place in the Pom Division at USA Nationals in Anaheim California and 2nd place at NDA Nationals in Orlando Florida. Upon moving to Boise she happily joins Mountain View High School as the assistant JV coach for the Maverick JV Dance Team. She continues to travel and pursue her dance career and is happy to join the Dance Unlimited teaching staff!