Carie Jurcak grew up in Michigan where she trained under the direction of Joanne Zavisa as part of Dance Masters of America Chapter 46. She then attended the University at Buffalo where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College with a B.F.A. in Dance.

While at the University, Carie was a member of Zodiaque Dance Company, the university's most prestigious performance company, during which time she performed works by John Lehrer, Tom Ralabate, Chanon Judson, Barbara Denny, and many more faculty and guest choreographers. Carie also danced and presented choreography in many venues throughout her college years. She performed as a featured tap dancer with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in their rendition of Funny Girl.

Carie moved to NYC to pursue her dance career and is currently on Contemporary Faculty at Broadway Dance Center. She has taught BDC's Absolute Beginner Workshop in Contemporary as well as teaching Master Classes in Improvisation. Carie collaborated with Victor Sho, a stepper and Hip-Hop dancer, to create a fusion piece for Broadway Dance Center's 2013 Student Showcase.