Testimonials / Reviews

Laurie Lawson dance critic 5678030_orig

Costumes and choreography are creative!” in her review of the Actors’ Equity Showcase production that Ms. Paddock recently choreographed Off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre located on 42nd Street NYC.

Laurie Lawson, ‘The Electronic Link Journey’ NYC
wrote of Carolyn Paddock’s choreography for the musical:
“The Time of Mendel’s Trouble”


Steve Sucato photo my-mug-shot-for-web1

Looked at your promo video for “Moments” — “Les Danseurs Deviennent La Musique”  Liked the ease of the way dancers moved. Nice stuff – solidly entertaining and accessible. Glad I got to see it, thank you.

Steve Sucato – International Arts Writer/Critic


Atico Logo logo1It is with great respect and admiration for the true artist that I write this testimonial for Carolyn Paddock. As the event planner at Atico International, I have known and worked with Carolyn for many years. Every December it was time to “put on a show” for our annual party for 300 people…..time to call Carolyn Paddock Productions! There are too many wonderful stories to tell, but one that sticks out in my mind was our “Dancing with the Stars” themed party, where Carolyn hired, designed costumes, make up and choreographed dancers in hip hop, ballroom, salsa, disco and country to perform throughout the night. Carolyn was there the entire night, making sure everything went according to plan, what a fantastic job she did! Professional, easy to work with, full of creative suggestions and ideas, a must for your next event!

Susan Chin, Atico Internat

1-Bride Alicia and Bridal Party IMG_0313Hi Carolyn

There is something so special about Carolyn, that words can hardly do her justice. Having a destination wedding can be very stressful, being you have to hire venders online, over the phone, and You Tube video accreditations. Our destination wedding weekend started off very bumpy, from the crushed wedding dress from our flight to Miami, the 3+ hours wait at the court house, to multiple pickups at the two different airports. Carolyn entered our lives on July 10, 2011. She embraced our chaos with grace, professionalism, and was instantly a part of the family. My maid of honor lost weigh during the weekend and her dress was too big, my gown was a wrinkled mess. Carolyn taught us how to steam the dress and take in the other dress. We are women of color of all various shades; Carolyn was able to do our makeup immaculately. I cannot recall my mother looking so confident of her beauty and happy. I think she floated across the room at times. Our wedding was very emotional we all cried, but our makeup still looked fabulous! Carolyn seemed 1-crop Bride Alicia Harrell and Mother IMG_0315-001to sprinkle magic dust on all of our faces. She brought calmness to the room.We relaxed and enjoyed several memorable moments. I highly recommend Carolyn; she has so much to offer and cares about her clients.

Alicia Harrell

Donna and Vern Official Wedding PhotoCarolyn- thank you so much for the lovely make up application you did for me and my bridal party! You were such a positive and calming influence that morning too. I have gotten a lot of compliments and it stayed fresh all day! One reason my wedding pictures look so nice is that you did my make up and even helped with my hair and veil- many thanks again! xooxxo
We were also so grateful for your tutorage and choreography of our wedding dance! You made it so fun and easy for us to learn and practice during the busy weeks leading up to our big day- we hope you were proud of our results and would highly recommend your services to any other brides and grooms! We look forward learning more and keeping our connection.
The happily married, Vern Sibble and Donna Goldstein

Dr. Donna L. Goldstein, Take Shape for Life

Bride Grace Paul-Xavier _mg_9648I met Carolyn on my trading group while I was looking for a make-up artist for my wedding. Not only did she show up on time, she also went out of her way to get me the veil that I needed. She got great products. I was worrying about the sweats from the hot flashes. Carolyn knew exactly what to use on me. Whatever product she was using took care of that and I did not sweat through the whole night and my make up was perfect. Everybody loves it and say that it looks very natural. So I was very happy with her work and her personality. I would definitely recommend Carolyn .

Grace Paul-Xavier

Quince Liz miami shores country club_For my daughter’s quince (a Latin 15th birthday coming-out celebration), we wanted our daughter Elizabeth to do a dance with her father, and then her brother. Carolyn came highly recommended by our party planner/DJ, and she did not disappoint. We are a family with a busy schedule, and she was very flexible, coming out to our home in the evenings and on Sunday, and later the country club’s salon. She helped us choose music that pleased everyone, and choreographed a classic dance that was simply elegant and beautiful. The dance lessons were almost as much fun as the party itself! We laughed, we cried– and we learned how to dance. I highly recommend her as an instructor who is patient, fun, and flexible. I would definitely use her again for a party or event.

Mary Kramer (Alvarez), P.A.
Miami, FL

Dear CWedding Jessica Brooks Testimonyarolyn:

I just want to thank you so much for Everything!  The makeup was beautiful, but even more than that I felt God sent you there to be there for me…You took the place of anyone important who was not there…like my Mom!  God sent you to me and I’m so Grateful.  Also everyone loved the dance!  People were in tears and clapping.  It was magical!

Thank you so much,

Jessica – Marriott Biscayne Bay
May 30,2011

1-Lindsay and Matt wedding photo 181687_497935361866_3015127_nDear Carolyn:

Matt and I both want to thank you for working with us for the First Dance. Your choreography was great and you worked with us at our own pace. Everyone at the wedding told us our First Dance as husband and wife was the highlight of the evening. ? So again, thank you so much for everything!


Lindsay and Matt – Massachusetts

Carolyn did an excellent job in choreographing our wedding dance with many creative moves. She was great in teaching us the steps and making sure our dance was the hit of wedding! After the “I do’s,” of course.

Matt Taylor

TestimonyMarlinFrom the moment we met with Carolyn, she made us feel like family. Carolyn was professional, classy, and didn’t push but, offered her professional, expert insight, and formal training to what put the “icing on the cake” to our beautiful wedding reception. As a result of her loving and warm interpersonal approach, she has become a permanent part of our family. My wife Jessica and I highly recommend Carolyn Paddock’s services. You won’t be sorry!

Marlin D. Woods – Pittsburgh, PA

Mindy Noble photo 262127_172578626139054_7087323_nAs a former make-up artist myself, I was initially skeptical when I first met Carolyn. She certainly surprised me. She is extremely talented, so much so in fact, that I allowed her to photograph me. As someone who dislikes having her photo taken, I was delighted with her skill. As a result, I use her photo of me on my website. She is very warm and sensitive in her dealings
with others–so if you are in a high pressure situation, such as a “look for success” or preparing for a special occasion, I would highly recommend Carolyn without qualification.

On a side note, I have had the pleasure of learning about Carolyn’s choregraphy, having both sat in on her studio time, reviewing past productions and seeing current productions. Carolyn is an extremely talented woman.

Mindy Noble, President
Noble Professional Organizers, Inc.

Madelyne Fradkin  photo 427273_10200120233822187_257938953_nI was sooooo amazed – and sooooo impressed with Carolyn’s knowledge of makeup! Where I thought I had a ‘standard’ face – and should do what is suggested in magazines — Carolyn explained to me that my eyes are ‘deep set’, and showed me how to apply shadows to my shape eyes that make my eyes stand out beautifully!!! She taught me how to apply blush and concealer – and work with my natural coloring. She also knew the perfect lipstick color for my face, something that I wrestled with up until this point in my life!

Her knowledge of skin care, color selections, and most importantly, how to look at yourself and see what the world sees – not what you think is seen – is unbelievable! Everyone should definitely sit with this woman!

If you don’t know what you’re doing – or you think you know what you’re doing — I am sure Carolyn will be able to teach you many things you didn’t know — and you will be a fan for life as I am!

Thank u Carolyn – for everything!!!

Madelyn Fradkin

Cheryl Rubman photo 393154_3547790331110_1297127395_nVery excited about the teleseminmar with Carolyn Y. Paddock today at noon. She is amazing and very talented when it comes to Imaging and over all style.

Cheryl Rubman

Three years ago, while in Florida for a week vacation I had a wonderful make over session with Carolyn and it was amazing how beautiful I felt and looked!!! She was awesome with how she showed me some beauty tricks for my face and eye shapes. So,with her consistent customer follow-up, I made sure to it a point to make an appointment to see her again, 3 years later!

On this trip I celebrated my 65th Birthday while in Florida.
I won’t lie to you: I hate my older face, although everyone tells me I look much younger. I have sunspots, some lines and basic sun damage. Carolyn showed me how to use cover up on the important areas as well as how to enhance my deep set eyes using lovely eye products. I never knew you could use a brush to apply foundation! Let’s just say, I felt younger, refreshed and beautiful! Thanks to you, Carolyn and Mary Kay!!!!

Cheryl Bird Framingham, Mass.