Chloe Cardinale

HOMETOWN: Westfield, New Jersey

Chloe is an Arts Administration and Dance double major going into her Sophomore year at the University of Kentucky. Originally from Westfield, New Jersey, she began studying classical ballet at age four and never looked back. Her ballet training has taken her to different states and even different countries, including New York, Alabama, and Riga, Latvia. Chloe attended schools such as New Jersey School of Ballet, The JKO School at American Ballet Theatre, and French Academie of Ballet, and trained under distinguished teachers such as former Maryinsky/Kirov ballerina Natasha Girshov, former Paris Opera Ballet star Francois Perron, and former ABT dancers Harriet Clark, Melissa Allen Bowman, and Mikhail Ilyin. In 2015, she was blessed to meet Open World Dance Foundation, a non-profit ballet organization dedicated to preserving the historical Vaganova technique by providing training to young dancers all over the world from illustrious Maryinsky ballerinas. She spent the next three years participating in their summer intensives and winter workshops, working under Irina Kolpakova, Elena Sherstneva, and Ekaterina Schelkanova, to name a few. She entered UK as a freshman in August 2018 as an Arts Administration major, and added a Dance major in the spring of her freshman year. Chloe loves the friendships and community that she found in the Creative Arts Living Learning Program her first year, and plans to return for her second year. She also plans on rushing a sorority, trying out for the Implicit Dance Crew, and getting a job on campus. When not in class or studying, she loves hanging out with her LLP friends, watching Netflix and YouTube (Mr. Kate anyone?) playing the ukulele, working out, and shopping at thrift/antique stores. She prides herself on getting through all of high school and first year of college without the help of any coffee, tea, or energy drinks. If you ever want to drop by and say hi, you'll usually find her just outside the Gatton Ballroom at the Student Center, or at Champions Kitchen!


I didn't know what to expect when I first started college here, but I've met so many amazing and talented artists through CFA and love what all of the different departments have to offer. The faculty that I've worked with are so inspiring and have opened my eyes to the different career possibilities in the arts, and I want other people to experience these amazing opportunities as well. Being from the East Coast, I had never heard of UK or the College of Fine Arts, but coming here was truly one of the best decisions of my life, and has helped me figure out where I fit in in the arts community. I can't wait to meet and share my experiences and advice for incoming CFA students!

Arts Administration