Karen is thrilled to re-join the staff at Studio One and this opportunity to spend more time in the studio’s positive and nurturing environment. In recent years Karen has not been able to call Studio One her second home as she once did; however, she has never severed her ties and maintains her connection and passion to dance as much as her schedule allows.
Driven by admiration for her older sister Katherine,
Karen commenced her own dance training at three years of age. Starting
off focusing on the basics through ballet, at the age of seven Karen began
diversifying her repertoire with her first jazz class and it did not take
long for her to add musical theatre, tap and eventually modern to her
training schedule. Although she has always valued the technique and discipline
associated with ballet, her passion resides more with contemporary styles,
such as jazz, modern and tap.
Karen has enjoyed all her performance opportunities, taking her to various venues and events throughout the city including: Eaton’s back to school fashion shows, a Disney promotional tour, the Children’s telethon, and many school musicals. Although still an enthusiastic performer, Karen is starting to take more interest in developing her own choreography and movement pieces.