From 1995 to 1997, Karen studied at the Northern Ballet School, Manchester. While there, Karen had the honour of receiving a scholarship thanks largely to her determination and hard work.
During her time at the Northern Ballet School, Karen studied many different aspects of performance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, National, Singing and Drama. She completed her time at the school by achieving Associates in Ballet and National.
In 1999, after teaching for two years, Karen decided to expand her knowledge and attended “The College” in Flint Cross. During her stay, she completed her Associate in Modern.
Karen has been teaching in dance schools for more than a decade. This has included entering students in for dance exams and preparing them for auditions.
She has been teaching in Secondary Schools for many years. Being Head of Dance, this work has included many administrative duties along with demonstrating how dance can make a huge difference to children's confidence.
Karen has had many years of experience in entering students into festivals and organising many shows, as well as choreographing many shows.
Karen is looking forward to choreographing the 2016 Perse School show.
Karen's also very proud of her continuing association with SYD Seniors in Sawston. The last six productions have all been choreographed by Karen.
Karen has choreographed a number of award-winning shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.