born and educated in England, Karen has her dance qualifications and teaching certificate in Classical Ballet, Tap, and Jazz from The International Dance Teachers Association (AIDTA). She spent 10 years touring the world as a professional dancer and choreographer and has been teaching dance for 30 years. Karen’s students have gone on to achieve placement in many prestigious programs, including Julliard, University of Arizona, Point Park University, and Cornish College of The Arts.
Under Karen’s direction, the Studio’s competition groups have gone on to achieve national recognition at events such as YAGP, ADA, NYCDA, Onstage, and Tremaine. Karen established Vancouver City Ballet & DanceWorks Dance Studio in 1993