Kara Hodges is originally from Hickory, NC where she trained for 15 years at Ann Freeman Dance Academy under the direction of Ann Freeman and Jackie Olson. After graduating, she attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she was a company member of the Zodiaque Dance Ensemble, then continued her studies and training at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she was part of the nationally ranked Gold Duster Dance Team. Kara landed her first professional job performing and traveling as a dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines. She expanded her training into the aerial arts of Bungee, Spanish Web, and Lyra when she was cast for NCL’s award winning show Elements. When she is not dancing, Kara enjoys yoga, baking sweet treats, and playing with her pit-bull pup!