Carrie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After watching Carrie dance around the house mimicking the ballerinas she would see in books and on television, her mother enrolled her in Hawaii State Ballet at age four. Carrie progressed through the levels of the Junior Program studying under both Gina Surles and John Landovsky, and became a member of the Junior Company. Carrie's true love was performing and she was given many performing opportunities as a member of the Junior Company where she danced many leading roles.
After graduating high school, Carrie attended Texas Christian University as a Nordan Fine Arts Scholar. As a dance major, her studies included ballet and modern technique, choreography, dance history, music theory, and creative dance for children. At TCU Carrie was given the opportunity to perform in original contemporary ballet and modern dance works, as well as in classical ballets such as Bournonville's Flower Festival Pas de Deux and Giselle. She was also honored to perform lead roles in original works by guest choreographers including the late Fernando Bujones' Pasion Y Fuego, Grand Pas Romantique, and as Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty.
In 2005 Carrie was invited to travel to Nagaoka, Japan as a Fort Worth Sister Cities ambassador, where she performed as Kitri in the Grand Pas de Deux from Act III of Don Quixote, and a solo role in Bujones' Classical Reflections. At TCU, Carrie also had the opportunity to choreograph and set her own original works, including her final project, based on Hawaiian folklore.
In 2007 Carrie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Ballet. At Hawaii State Ballet Carrie teaches Junior Program ballet, and Adult Beginner classes.
Carrie hopes to instill a love for dance and performing, in any form, in her students.