Spotlight - Caroline Rocher

by Spot LA


Caroline Rocher trained at the Conservatoire de Montpellier in France, and later in Switzerland at the Rudra Béjart Lausanne school. In 1998, she relocated to the United States, to study at New York’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, joined Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1999 and was promoted to principal dancer the following year. Rocher has performed leading roles in notable works by Glen Tetley, Dwight Rhoden and Michael Smuin, plus many by George Balanchine including Apollo, Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments and The Prodigal Son. Her partners onstage have included ballet stars Vladimir Malakhov and Damian Woetzel. In 2004, Rocher appeared in the Gala des Étoiles du 21ème siècle in Paris, then joined Germany’s Bayerisches Staatsballett. Rocher joined LINES Ballet in 2007 after one year as member of France’s Lyon Opéra Ballet.  Here are some of Caroline's Favs.  Enjoy!



Favorite discoveries - Caroline loves going to see new exhibits and exploring the cities she travels to.  She recently visited Barcelona and was just marveled by Gaudi's architecture. 

Shopping - Loehmann's, Lululemon,  BCBG, and Karen Millen

Necessary Extravagance - She's lucky to have a gym with spa in her building and she often uses the whirlpool, steam room and sauna everyday after rehearsal

Favorite Place in the World -  This dancer hasn't made up her mind yet.  Its a toss-up between, France, Italy and the Caribbean

Favorite Charity or Nonprofit - "les restaus du coeur" it's a French charity organization that targets poverty and hunger

Favorite Movie - Dirty Dancing, Casablanca, Little Miss Sunshine, Indochine, La vie en Rose...

Favorite Hotel - The Savoy in Köln, Germany- it's just mesmerizing!

Idol - Josephine Baker


Where do you live - Caroline lives in the heart of San Francisco in the Jazz district 

Favorite Sheets -  sateen

Favorite Drink - a glass of  Veuve Clicquot - her favorite champagne

Favorite Gadget - iPhone 

Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant - Tsunami Sushi

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Favorite Dessert - tarte tatin (it's an upside down apple tart) 


Favorite Snack - multi grain tortilla chips from the "food should taste good" brand 

Favorite Soap - aromatherapy stress relief-eucalyptus/spearmint body wash and foam bath from Bath&Bodyworks

Haircut - her hair is its own free style 

Coffee or Tea - decaf lemongrass green tea from Good Earth 

Favorite Comfort Food - Swiss dark chocolate with caramelized almonds 

Always in your fridge - depuff eye gel from Origins 

Never leave home without......her keys.  She's been locked myself out too many times:-)!


Favorite Underwear -  bra and panty... As long as they match 

Dance item always in your bag -  Theraband

Favorite Store - Swarovski 

Favorite piece of Jewelry - bangles and sparkly dangling earrings