Carl Lation was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He began his dance studies at the age of 15 at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), where he studied all styles of dance (ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap).
After graduating from high school, Lation moved to New York City to continue his studies on a full scholarship to the Juilliard School.
Lation is currently performing and choreographing around the world. He has performed in City Center's version of " The Wiz the Musical" featuring Ashanti and was Reggie in San Francisco musical "Lost." He also performed with Japanese artist Yosko in Tokyo, Japan. In fall of 2009 he choreographed his first Tollywood movie which opened in Feb 2010, and he also choreographed his first all female cast Cabaret show in NYC.
Carl Lation has worked at American Dance Training Camps ULTIMATE Green Mountains dance camp in Stratton, Vermont, teaching jazz, contemporary & modern dance.