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JUDGES

Carol Abohatab

United States of America


BIOGRAPHIES

Carol Abohatab was a choreographer for the Santa Clara Vanguard World Guard from 2006 - 2016, and had the pleasure of working with friends at Pride of Cincinnati, Fantasia, and Opus X in 2017.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mills College in Oakland, California, Carol Abohatab earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography and studied with Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais in New York. As well as producing her own concerts, her choreography has been presented by WestWave Dance Festival, sjDANCEco, Summerfest, in Tuscany, Italy at La Macina di San Cresci, and amongst the statues in La Piazza del Signoria in Florence. She has completed three artist-in-residence programs in Italy since 2010, and hopes to return soon.

Carol has been teaching Modern Dance and choreographing consistently in pageantry since 1987. A few of these groups include Spirit of Atlanta, Glassmen, State Street Review, Emerald Marquis, San Jose Raiders World Guard, Bluecoats, and most extensively since 1996 with the Santa Clara Vanguard A Corps. She has served on the WGI steering committee since 2009, and in 2011, published three DVD’s in a dance training series for Winter Guard International.

Carol is currently on faculty at West Valley, Mission, and San Jose City Colleges in California, teaching Modern, Jazz, Choreography, Repertory, and Yoga, and will choreograph for Bluecoats Indoor for the 2018 season.