Sexton named to prestigious LSU Golden Girl dance line

Published 1:27 am Sunday, June 22, 2008

Baton Rouge — Taking the field with the Tiger Band at LSU for the first time in 1959, the prestigious LSU Golden Girls represent the oldest and most established dance line on the LSU campus.

The line consists of a very talented group of young ladies who are chosen each spring by a special audition.

Caroline Marie Sexton, daughter of Mila Thornburg and George H. Sexton III of Baton Rouge and granddaughter of Iown and Jacob Charles Thornburg of Lake Concordia, joined nearly 90 other dancers for the 10 hour audition on April 5. As a member of the LSU Golden Girls, she will receive a scholarship of $1,000.

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Caroline has received dance training from the Dance Center, Dancer’s Workshop and Tari’s School of Dance. She has also studied ballet and jazz through National Dance Scholarships with WCDE and LADM.

After receiving a merit scholarship, Caroline was one of 40 worldwide selected to study with The Harid Conservatory.

She was also accepted for study to The Boston Ballet Company, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey New York Pre-Professional Program and The Atlanta Ballet.

She has performed in the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou for five years, performing the lead role of Clara in 2003. She has performed the lead role of Flower Queen and Arabian in the Baton Rouge Inner City Nutcracker for Mid City Dance Project.

Caroline is a 2008 graduate of LSU’s University High School and served as Captain of the award winning U-High Dance Team.

The Golden Girls are one of the feature units with the LSU Tiger Band and perform for all home LSU football games and selected campus events, as well as, away games with the full Tiger Band.

The 2008-2009 squad is the 50th Golden Girl line.