Karina has been a part of The Ballet School family since she was 4 years old and became a dancer for The Ballet Joyeux at the age of 9. She has performed in The Ballet School’s production of Once Upon A Christmas for 23 seasons! Her past roles have ranged from Music Box Ballerina to Star Spanged Girl. She has been most recently seen playing the part of Pockets. Her favorite role to date has been the part of Nicoletta, for which she played for 8 years! Karina became a member of The Ballet School’s teaching staff when she was 18. She currently teaches ballet, pointe, and jazz. Karina also works at Kaiser in their Inpatient Laboratory. Her most honored role/job/pastime is being Mommy to her two year old son, Brayden. In her spare time, her current interest is rock climbing. Karina is thankful to work alongside her best friends and to have the opportunity to share her love of dance. C’est Joyeux!