Caroline is a historical researcher and writer. She is a contributing writer for a wide range of publications including; Pointe, Arts + Culture Texas, and Dance Australia. Caroline has also written programme notes and articles for companies including American Ballet Theatre, The Washington Ballet and Boston Ballet.



Contributing writer, Dance We Must: The Art and Costumes of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, 1906-1940, Williams College Museum of Art (forthcoming), 2022.

Contributing writer, Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story, (London: Dorling Kindersley, 2018).

Contributing writer, Jane Pritchard, Anna Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina, (London: Booth Clibborn Editors, 2012). Reprinted in an extended edition in October 2013 and translated into Russian April 2015.

 Podcasts and Presentations:

‘The Costume Collection at Jacob’s Pillow,’ PillowVoices: Dance Through Time, December 2019

Caroline has presented papers and talks at a range of conferences, seminars and study days run by institutions including: The University of Brighton, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, technē, The Association of Dress Historians, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Williams College Museum of Art, The Fashion Research Network, The Pasold Research Fund, The University of Sydney, The Museum of London, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Castlemaine Senior Secondary College.           

Non-refereed articles:

‘When the Ballet Came to Jacob’s Pillow,’ Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive [online], February, 2022.

‘The Jacob’s Pillow Costume Collection,’ Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive (forthcoming), 2022.

‘Costume Design and Construction for Dance,’ Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, (forthcoming), 2022.

‘A Brief History of Tutus, From the Romantic Era to Today,’ Pointe [online], December, 2020.

‘Dancewear Through the Decades: 100 Years of Studio Fashion, From the Chiton to the Leotard,‘ Pointe [online], September, 2020.

‘It Happened in Texas: Anna Pavlova in Texas,’ Arts and Culture Texas [online], September, 2020.

‘Behind the Seams: Ballet costumes carry an embodied history,’ Pointe, Winter Issue, 2019/2020.

‘Classic Balanchine,’ programme note for Boston Ballet, Spring 2018.

‘Dance History,’ The Wonderful World of Dance, Act 2, Winter 2017/2018.

‘It Happened in Texas: Vaslav Nijinsky’s Tour with The Ballets Russes,’ Arts and Culture Texas [online], December 2017.

‘Russian Masters,’ programme note for The Washington Ballet, Winter 2017.

‘Dancers without Borders: George Nightingale,’ Dance Australia, October/November 2017.

‘Julie Kent on Her First Year as an Artistic Director,’ Pointe [online], August 2017.

‘There’s a New Documentary About Marcelo Gomes Making the Film Festival Rounds,’ Pointe [online], August 2017.

‘#TBT Extravaganza: Alicia Alonso, Erik Bruhn, Maris Tallchief and More from Jacob’s Pillow Archives,’ Pointe [online], August 2017.

‘Dance History,’ The Wonderful World of Dance, Act 1, Summer 2017.

‘Collage Dance Collective Returns to Jacob’s Pillow,’ Pointe [online], August 2017.

‘These Vintage 1941 Photos Show Rustic Life at Jacob’s Pillow, and the Star Dancers Who Saved It,’ Pointe [online], July 2017.

‘ABT’s James Whiteside Heads to Jacob’s Pillow with His Own Show,’ Pointe [online], July 2017.

‘Life at Jacob’s Pillow with Sara Mearns and Michelle Dorrance,’ The Wonderful World of Dance [blog], June 2017.

‘Top 10 dance books you need to read,’ The Wonderful World of Dance [blog], June 2017.

‘Top 10 dance films & documentaries you need to know,’ The Wonderful World of Dance [blog], June 2017.

‘Costume at Jacob’s Pillow,’ The Wonderful World of Dance [blog], June 2017.

‘Our travelling dance historian heads to Jacob’s Pillow,’ The Wonderful World of Dance [blog], June 2017.

‘100 Years of the Golden Cockerel: Alexei Ratmansky’s Revival of the Ballet Russes Jewel Gets Its U.S. Premiere,’ Pointe, 2016

Article on The Golden Cockerel, American Ballet Theatre, Spring Playbill, 2016.

Article on The Golden Cockerel, American Ballet Theatre ‘On Point’ Newsletter, 2016.

‘Six Little Australians – Dancers without Borders: an interview with six students at the Royal Ballet School,’ Dance Australia, October/November 2015.

‘Just Ballet – Dancer without Borders: Tzu-Chao Cho,’ Dance Australia, June/July 2015.

Article on The Sleeping Beauty, American Ballet Theatre, Spring Playbill, 2015.

‘Born to be with Bourne – Dancers without Borders: Ashley Shaw,’ Dance Australia, April/May 2015.

‘Costumes Backstage at the Ballet,’ The Ballet Bag [blog], February 2015.

‘Behind the Tutu,’ The Ballet Bag [blog], November 2014.

Performance, Exhibition and Book reviews:

Review of Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture, and the Body By Donatella Barbieri, with Melissa Trimingham, The Journal of Dress History, Vol 3, No 2, (2019)

Review of Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage (LACMA, Resnick Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 31 July 2017–7 January 2018) Studies in Costume & Performance, Vol 3, Issue 1 (2018)

‘A Feast of Movement: Forklift Danceworks’ Served at Williams College,’ Arts and Culture Texas [online], March 2018.

‘Inside the Fantastical Costume World of Marc Chagall,’ (LACMA, Resnick Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 31 July 2017–7 January 2018), Pointe [online], October 2017.

Review of The Ballets Russes in Australia and Beyond edited by Mark Carroll, Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol 8, No 3 (2014).

Review of Double Native by Fiona Wirrer-George Occhunyung, Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol 7, No 6 (2013).

Review of The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels by Melinda Jewell, Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol 7, No 4 (2013).


Researcher into the work of late C19th political cartoonists for: Richard Scully, Eminent Victorian Cartoonists, (London: Political Cartoon Society, 2018)

Researcher into Russian émigré ballet in London during the 1930s for: Steve Cole, Red Nemesis, (London: Red Fox, 2017)

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