2016 Dancers

  • Carolina MacKinlay

    Bio: Carolina MacKinlay was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Louisville in 1999 to live with her uncle, world renown jockey – Willie Martinez. He has taught her that in life, like in horse racing, despite the obstacles you face, you never give-up! Dancing has always been Carolina’s first love. Her muse is her other uncle, professional dancer and choreographer Joel “Teknyc” Martinez.

    In 2014, Carolina married her soul mate, Dr. Kenneth MacKinlay, who is currently a third year Orthopedic Surgery Resident at the University of Louisville. Carolina is currently a managing partner at Pure Tan Studio and the manager of Clique Beauty Boutique on Frankfort Avenue. Customer service is her passion where she believes that "Beauty is as beauty does.”

    In her spare time, Carolina is actively involved with The Center for Women and Families and is a strong advocate for domestic violence awareness and empowerment for women. When she is not working, you can find Carolina spending time with her family and friends and passionately exploring her love for fashion, cooking, yoga and taking care of her "furbaby," Abby.

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