Carllie started taking dance classes at age three. She began dancing at Anita’s Dance Center, and then went to Next Step Dance Studio in elementary school. Carllie took ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, pom, and hip hop. She also did several years of competitive dance. When she was in fifth grade she also joined a dance team through Franklin and tried out for their middle school team and then high school team. Carllie was on the Franklin Dance Team for four years and was a captain for two years.