A classically trained ballerina and teacher, Karen started dancing at the age of 18 months and subsequently attended the “Nesta Brooking School of Ballet”.
She was awarded a Cecchetti scholarship at the age of eleven which enabled her to study with prestigious teachers from the “Royal Ballet School”. She then furthered her knowledge at the “Arts Educational Schools”, London.
Karen has performed professionally as a solo artiste with various ballet companies in London and Europe, dancing in roles such as the pas de quatre in “Swan Lake” and Clara in “Nutcracker”. She has also performed in West End musicals including “Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London playing the role of Meg Giry.
Thereafter she taught at schools such as Newton Prep, Eaton Square and Young England Kindergarten prior to setting up the “Kensington Ballet School”. Karen is a fully qualified Royal Academy of Dance teacher having taken the “Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma” at their Battersea headquarters.