Jaime Carabetta began making dances for the neighborhood children at the age of 5 to her dad's Shirley Bassey records, gradually morphed into a light theatre ingénue before earning her MFA in dance at University of California, Irvine in 2000. As a dancer she performed nationally and internationally, touring the US and Japan.
Jamie has had the honor of receiving numerous major grants, from the National Museum of Dance, NYFA, NYSCA, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Center for Cultural Innovation and the Annenberg Foundation.
Her choreography has been commissioned by: Oberlin College, Cincinnati University, CSU Pomona, Dominguez Hills, El Camino, West Los Angeles and Cerritos Colleges,Vineyard Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative, Highways Theater, Pour L’Art show, CSULB Art Museum and Trunk Gallery. Jaime’s dance, “The Line”, placed as a finalist in the prestigious McCallum Theater’s Choreography Festival. Most recently, her film “No Man is an Island” was screened at ADF’s Movies by Movers.
In 2012, Jaime founded Pony Box Dance Theatre, a bicoastal non-profit committed to sharing the joy and healing power of dance with everyone.
Jaime is certified in pilates and yoga and enjoys art, theater, music, cooking and gardening and has two children.
Visionary, Creator, Educator
Jaime Carabetta, Artistic Director