Carlos Garland was born on July 4, 1988 and was raised in Jacksonville Florida. 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 highschool 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. Also during this time he performed in the First Coast Nutcracker as lead the Russian Doll and has consistently over the years since then.
Carlos is trained in and versatile with ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, breaking, lyrical, contemporary, improvisation dance as well as acrobatics and martial arts. He has a previous background in Taekwondo of 7 years and reached a second degree black belt.
Carlos has been the winner of the Mille Lewis America's Models and Talent Competition in dance. He and his dance crew, Systematic, has won BET's 106th and Park dance competition twice in a row and has been in national and international commercials. Carlos is a member of and has danced with Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys Of Dance and has performed in their hit show Rock The Ballet. With the company he has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Carlos was also a top 20 finalist on the Fox TV dance show So You Think You Can Dance, Season 10.
Carlos is currently residing in NYC. He has danced with the cast of Spider-man Turn Off The Dark in their final Gypsy Of The Year performance. He is 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 also enjoys teaching and choreographing dance and does so frequently nationwide for dance competitions, studios, schools and colleges nationwide. www.CarlosGarland.com