Carlos Garland started dance at the age of 13 at Lavilla School of the Arts, in Jacksonville, FL. Originally in drama, he was brought into dance through a bet by a friend in the 7th grade. He graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts studying dance all four years. During this time he performed in the First Coast Nutcracker as lead the Russian Doll for 6 straight years.
In 2005, Carlos was the winner of the Mille Lewis America's Models and Talent Competition in dance. In 2006 he received a Merit Award i the NFAA (National Foundation of Advancement of the Arts) in Hip-Hop. Carlos has been trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Breakdance. He has a previous background in Taekwondo of 7 years and reached a second-degree black belt.
Carlos and his dance crew won BET's 106th and Park dance competition on Wild Out Wednesday twice in a row, and they have appeared in national and international commercials, such as for Head Tennis Rackets. Carlos has worked with Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys Of Dance (as seen on So You Think You Can Dance). With the company, he has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Carlos was a top 20 finalist on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Carlos is currently touring the U.S. with his own workshop/choreography convention where his goal is to broaden and inspire the love of dance for all dancers and non-dancers. In the future Carlos hopes to maintain his role as a professional dancer for as long as he can and become a well-known choreographer and dancer in multiple styles of dance.