Carlita Victoria is a Raleigh, North Carolina native, based in NYC. She attended The University of NC at Greensboro (BFA Dance Performance & Choreography, K-12 Dance Education).
Selected credits- National Tour: Chuck Davis & The African American Dance Ensemble, Industrial: Glee Project Promo featuring Darren Criss. (Lead Singer) Regional: The Color Purple (Nettie), Dreamgirls (Lorrell Robinson), Hairspray (Little Inez/Dynamite), Rock of Ages (Justice), Disney's Aladdin (Regional Premeire), Shani Collins/Eternal Works (Soloist), Urban Bush Women (Apprentice), RESPECT. International – Gyeonggi Village Theatre Company, PAS Jazz Dance Co. of Seoul, DzaNonmo Dance Co. of Ghana, singer at Circus Conelli of Switzerland.
American Dance Festival (NC), Dance Africa (TX), Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Dance Theatre Workshop (NY), Ailey Citigroup Theatre (NY), Alliance Francais (Accra, Ghana). Choreography presented in NC, NYC and Seoul, South Korea. Dance specialities: Safety Release Technique, West African, and Stepping.
Carlita enjoys giving others the gift of laughter, adding comedic improv and sketch writing to the roster. A committed mental health advocate, Carlita founded Darkness RISING Nonprofit for Black mental health. Carlita is also a licensed ISSA Personal Fitness Trainer.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY + SPEAKING
Carlita is the Founder and Executive Director of Darkness RISING Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Carlita was inspired by her personal experiences with anxiety, depression and PTSD to create culturally competent mental health resources for the Black community.
Carlita is a mentor, activist, and mental health advocate, and offers presentations on community-specific resources, how to find a therapist, and more.
For Us By Us Black Mental Health Summit
Recovery Happy Hour
Empowered Artists Collective
Cause an Effect
Bushwick Variety Show
10K Dollar Day Podcast
Getting Your Sh*t Together Podcast
Carlita is an ISSA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, currently offering personal training, duets, and group fitness classes.
Workout with Carlita from the safety of your own home, and receive a specialized workout plan catered to your goals.