Evalina “Wally” Carbonell
Grant Type: FRINGE
Use of Funds: Lighting designer fee
EVALINA CARBONELL (Dance Artist) known affectionately as “Wally,” is a Philadelphia-based dance artist. A passionate performer, creator, and teacher, she received her early training at the National Ballet School in Maryland. She went on to earn her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Evalina joined the Roxey Ballet Company, dancing as a principal artist from 2005-2011. In 2012, Evalina joined the internationally active, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. In addition to her work with KYL/D, she works nationally and locally, choreographing and presenting her own work, performing as a guest artist, and teaching dance, Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis. In Philadelphia, her work has been presented as Koresh Dance Company’s, “Come Together Festival,” KYL/D’s, “Inhale Performance Series,” and Chisena Danza’s, “Evening of Duets,” amongst other platforms.
In 2017, Evalina was the recipient of the Ellen Forman Award, an honor given annually to a Philadelphia-based choreographer in conjunction with a commission to set her work on Drexel University’s Dance Ensemble. As a teaching artist, Evalina has shared her artistic stylings at University of the Arts, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Towson University, Bryn Mawr College, and Indiana University, along with many independent studios. Her relationship with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival has been an ongoing one, as she has co-produced three consecutive Fringe Festival dance productions, and is proud to be producing her own show as an independent choreographer in this year’s Festival. Evalina is an innovator who creates sensual, inspired, highly physical dance that seeks to communicate, unearthing humanity, and framing it with clarity.