Carly Topazio - Artistic Director and Founder

​From Millis, MA Topazio was trained at Boston Ballet, and later at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under Marcia Dale Weary. In 2011 Topazio joined the Alabama Ballet under Artistic Director Tracey Alvey, where she performed featured roles in ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Twyla Tharp’s Bakers Dozen, Jiri Kylian's Sechtanza, and Paquita, as well as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Allegro Brillante, and Raymonda Variations.
Topazio has trained and performed internationally including a residency under Iratxe Ansa in Mexico City, IB Stage in Spain, ART of Forsythe residency in Madrid, Prague Masterclasses, and can also be seen performing as a ballet dancer in the Disney movie The Game Plan starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. In 2013 Topazio moved to New York and was a guest artist with Ballet Inc, Eglevsky Ballet, and Ballet Neo. Topazio joined City Ballet of San Diego from 2014 - 2020 as a company dancer for six seasons, having the opportunity to perform soloist and principal roles in various classical and contemporary ballets, as well as having several roles originated on herself.
While with City Ballet, Miss Topazio had the privelege of performing numerous Balanchine works including The Four Temperaments, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Square Dance, La Source, Who Care?, Rubies, and Serenade as well as the company and San Diego premiere of Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction.

In addition to her professional dance career, Topazio has branched out to simultaneously pursue her other passions. In 2015 Topazio earned her YTT 200 certification to lead and instruct yoga, in hopes to further her connection and understanding of the human anatomy, and putting physical care at the forefront of her priorities. In 2014 Topazio started her own freelance photography business, respectively named Carly Topazio Photography. Her work has been featured in publications such as the San Diego Tribune, The Voyager, Pointe Magazine, Peer Space, and various others, and some clients include Lululemon, Fitfit Activewear, Qualcomm, Integrative Om, and more. Topazio was one of the main resident photographers at City Ballet of San Diego, as well as a Marketing Associate for the company, using her photography to aid in creating content, graphic designs, and promotional material for all major productions. In early 2018 Topazio began to expand her photography business to also encompass videography as a new frontier she hopes to continue to explore.


In May of 2018, Topazio founded The Rosin Box Project as the official artistic and executive director. Topazio currently is an Artist, Artistic Director and Founder of The Rosin Box Project.