Karen's love for dance started at the age of 6. She came to Performance Plus at the age of 13, and knew this was where she was meant to be. She continued her dance education at SUNY Brockport graduating with her bachelors in Arts for Children with a minor in Dance, and was certified to teach Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Karen went right to grad school and received her masters in Elementary Education.
She has been teaching for over 25 years at Performance Plus Dance. Karen has taught competitive and recreational classes, ages 2 through adult, beginner through advanced. She enjoys teaching tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and a variety of technique classes. Her dances have won many top score awards over the years. She has received choreography awards, top teacher awards, best in category, best of the best and a variety of special awards.
Karen loves to work with students and see them grow, develop, work hard and strive to be the best dancers they can be. "I am so glad that I get to work at a dance studio that provides a positive atmosphere and is welcoming, organized and family-oriented. It is so inspiring to work with our variety of students, all sharing the same passion and love for dance. The dancers motivate each other by being disciplined, determined and dedicated.”
Karen lives in Hilton with her husband Chuck and her two children Tyler and Emily.