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
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 entity...so 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