Carla Ureña Hutchinson, began studying dance in her home town of St. Petersburg, Florida. She attended prestigious summer dance intensives including The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Boston Ballet, and The Vaganova Festival. She studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts as a freshman in high school and by 15 began a pre-professional career as an apprentice of the Bay Ballet Theater in Tampa, and later Orlando’s Southern Ballet Theater. After high school, Carla moved to attended FSU where she earned a BS in Psychology, an MS, and a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. She has worked in both managerial and technical positions, with clients including the US Army and Navy. Now, as a wife and mother, she is delighted to combine her passion for learning and love of the arts to help maximize children’s potential as the Director of ARTS AfterSchool. For more information about ARTS please visit www.TallyARTS.com.