At the age of three Karin began dancing in the Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program. She received her early ballet training and learned folk dancing from Tamara Gladikova. Karin went on to receive a BFA in ballet, with an emphasis in teaching, from the U of U. As a graduate student Karin studied ballet with an emphasis in character dance. She enjoyed performing as a member of the U’s Character Dance Ensemble for two years. Karin created the Ballet Department’s first library of sheet music for ballet and character dance. Karin was artistic director of Christiansen School of Dance and the International Folk Ballet for 16 years. She has enjoyed being a member of the Artistic Staff of Mountain West Ballet for the last two years.
Photo by Jennifer Fjeldsted, Green Hills Photography
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