ASPIRATIONS:

"Dance is a gift...it starts in the heart and soul in the center of the body. This gift creates a window to your soul so the dancer and the audience can experience the emotions and passion of the dance. Another world that few get to experience, but those of us that do, find a joy that surpasses all reality."

I love that I have been allowed to spread this gift to others.

 EXPERIENCES:       

  • Years of Dance Study: 1974- Present 
  • Previous Owner/Director/Teacher Dance Revelations - Own and operate Dance Revelations dance studio. Teach all ages and levels in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern. Maintain state and regional reputation for dance programs and ability to place students in major companies, colleges, and studios.
  • Master Teacher - Teach master classes at various colleges and studios in the New England area.
  • Choreographer - Staff choreographer for musicals at Hawthorne Brook Middle School, and NMRHS, Townsend, MA.
  • 1993-1994 Member – Granite State Ballet Company Member – Board of Directors – Granite State Ballet Company
  • Performing Arts Theatre, Sterling, MA – Private dance coach 1986-1993 Turning Pointe, Fitchburg, MA
  • Anne Marie’s Dance Centre, Ashland, MA
  • Studio of Creative Movement, Waltham, MA
  • Teacher/Administrator/Coordinator - Provided instruction for beginner to advanced levels in Jazz, Ballet and Tap. Coordinated, participated in, and choreographed segments of end year performance.
  • 1993-1985 Walnut Hill Performing Arts School, Natick, MA
  • Performing Arts Coordinator - Responsible for booking performances by Walnut Hill students at schools in the greater Boston area. The performances were secured through mass mailings, followed by aggressive telemarketing. 20-25 performances arraigned in the 1985-1986 school year.
  • 1982-1983 Alvin Ailey Company, NY Student/Performer - Maintained full schedule of classes in Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Studied disciplines of Horton, Limone, Graham, and Luigi.
  • 1977-1981 Focus Sur Le Jazz, Montreal, Canada Student/Performer - Performed with Focus Sur Le Jazz; premier danseuse for Rael Lamb, Choreographer, ”Dance Cassette” – Richard Jones, Choreographer, “Turn On To Mangione” – Eva Von Gencsy, Choreographer, “Driving Force”
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Student/Performer - Dance Major at the University of Massachusetts. Graduated, May 1981, Cum laude, BFA in Dance, Member of The University Dancers 1977-1981. This company performed frequently on campus and toured Massachusetts.
  • 1974-1977 Boston Ballet Company, Boston, MA Performer - Performed in “Nutcracker," “Sleeping Beauty," “Cinderella,” and a road tour with “Nutcracker."

 

      Dance Courses Include:

 Ballet~ Pointe~ Tap~ Music~ Jazz~ Modern~ Ballroom~ Children’s Dance

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Karen is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she received a BFA in Dance. She has performed and studied with the Boston Ballet Company, the Alvin Ailey Company, and the Granite State Ballet Company. Karen has owned and operated her own studio for the past 17 years. She has been a highly respected and credited teacher and choreographer for more than 29 years. She continues to perform locally and teaches master classes to colleges, local dance studios, and churches.

FUN FACTS:

  • Talent Tally: I ski, sail, road bike, run, swim, and love anything that has to do with the outdoors.
  • Interest Inventory: I love a good shopping and eating day in the North End.
  • Prior Pastimes: All my prior pastimes are my present ones as well. Never give up; never surrender.....
  • Motivation Musts: A cannoli and espresso and I am gone....
  • Quirks & Quotes: Quirk: I love anchovies on my pizza. I love coffee ice cream. I hate lying, conflict, and disrespect.  Quote: "Pain is weakness leaving the body."