A talented Spanish dancer who had a elegant and stately
demeanor traveled through Europe and the United States with
her unique style of dance but based on heavy on tradition.
Danced in many theatres and music halls as well as upper
class places such as Carnegie Hall. Carola studied Spanish
dance in New York as well as Madrid and ballet in New York
with Michel Fokine and at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet
She is believed to have been the first
performer to treat castanets o as solo instruments not just
devices used in the dance. She gave many performances in
symphonies and concertos for castanets, and used many different
musicians such as Roman Gonzales over time, especially her
sister Beatrice Weller, a Harpist. Her costumes were elegant
and usually portrayed the different provinces of the dance.
Carola died at her home in Manhattan
due to a heart attack. She was 88. |