Since moving to Chicago in 2014, Carmen has danced with Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Tapman Productions, and is currently a company member of Making A Difference Dancing (MADD) Rhythms. In 2015, Carmen co-founded the street-performance group “Broads on Boards” that has since built a platform of artists uplifting one another and their community through busking around Chicago. Performing her way across the U.S., Carmen has had the opportunity to step onstage at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, the D.C. Tap Fest, the St. Louis Arts Festival, Oklahoma City University, and has even displayed her stage fighting skills with Rapier Wit in Toronto, Canada. She has taught at, M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, the Joffrey Academy of Dance, and Dance to Evolve. Alongside her dancing, she is studying Material Science and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. During summer 2019 she worked as a research fellow with The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying anti-ferromagnetism while simultaneously choreographing a tap dance piece interpreting the physics of magnetism for the university’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) initiative. She is currently working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in outreach programming to encourage students to explore their creative and scientific potential.