Carmen Carriker is a graduate of the Fordham University Alvin Ailey B.F.A. program. She is a professional dancer, actress, and educator in New York City. She is in the cast of the musical On Kentucky Avenue, Taptastic, and The Cotton Club Sophisticated Ladies. She was also featured in the HBO series Random Acts of Flyness and the new film Passing. She has twenty-five years of experience teaching dance and became a fitness professional in 2014. She is a former adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute and a yoga consultant at Medgar Evers College. She received her 200–hour certification in Kemetic yoga in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She also has certifications in Pilates and Kukuwa fitness and is a Kemetic Reiki Level 2 practitioner. She is the founder of Crown Soul Yoga LLC and Crown Soul Creations jewelry and apparel. She looks forward to teaching and sharing new experiences with communities worldwide.