Carlos Garland was raised in Jacksonville Florida, where he started dance at the age of 13 at Lavilla School of the Arts. Originally studying drama arts, he was brought into dance from a dare made by a friend in the 7th grade. He went on to graduate from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, studying dance all four years. In his senior year of high school he received a Merit Award in the NFAA (National Foundation of Advancement of the Arts) in Hip-Hop.
Carlos has attended Jacksonville University, double majoring in Dance and Computer Science. During this time he performed in the First Coast Nutcracker as the Russian Doll. He is trained in and versatile in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Breaking, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Improvisation, as well as acrobatics and martial arts. He has a background in Taekwondo of 7 years, and reached a second-degree black belt.
Carlos has been the winner of the Millie Lewis America's Models and Talent Competition in Dance. He and his dance crew, "Systematic", have won BET's 106th and Park dance competition twice in a row, and has been in national and international commercials. He was also a top 20 finalist on the Fox TV dance show So You Think You Can Dance Season 10.
Carlos is a member of Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys Of Dance, and has performed in their hit show Rock The Ballet. He has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. with the company.
While living in NYC, Carlos has danced with the cast of Spider-man Turn Off The Dark in their final Gypsy Of The Year performance. He became a member of iLuminate (as seen on America's Got Talent), and has performed as the main character in their hit off-Broadway show, iLuminate, Artists of Light.
Carlos has taught at Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway in NYC. He now resides in Orlando, FL, and is currently a traveling instructor/choreographer for many schools and companies, as well as a performer in Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.