Karen trained and danced with California Riverside Ballet, University of California Irvine, Anaheim Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. While at the University of California, Irvine Karen was privileged to be able to dance Forsythe and Balanchine repertoire. She also received the William J. Gillespie Scholarship in Ballet studies and graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance and BS in Mathematics. Karen is excited to be dancing with Cincinnati Ballet for the 2012-2013 season.
Favorite roles: Artifact Suite, Serenade, Snow Queen and Dew Drop in David Allen’s The Nutcracker, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux solo.
2012/2013 Dancer Fellowship Sponsor: Susan L. Dorward and Eddie & Theresa Hooker
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