Carlin began her early dance training with Orlando Ballet School and Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet before becoming a trainee with Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida. There she trained under the direction of Peter Stark, Ivonne Lemus, and Philip Neal for four years. During her time at Next Generation Ballet, Carlin had the opportunity to perform soloist roles in many full length ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Don Quixote. She received additional training at summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. In 2021 she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida, where she studied dietetics and dance. This is Carlin's first season with Ballet Frontier.