Carina began her training at Roshe School and then Gielgud Academy. Whilst at Roshe she performed a new creation by Liam Scarlett and danced alongside Francesca Filpi at the Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques in Morocco. She then went on to train at Rambert School where she graduated with a first.

During her second year, Carina worked with Mark Baldwin on his new piece, The Creation. She was consequently selected to perform the piece alongside Rambert Company at Sadlers Wells in November 2016. In her third year, Carina worked with Mark Bruce, Didi Veldman, and Jenna Lee on the creation of new works for the Rambert graduation show, performed at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells, amongst other venues. Carina also choreographed two solos for the BBC Young Dancer 2017 and was selected to perform them in the contemporary category semi-finals. Also during her third year, she worked with Arielle Smith on her new creation, Cradle, which Carina performed in On With The Dance, at the Barbican.