Karina has been 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 28 season! Past roles have ranged from Music Box Ballerina to Nicoletta. She has also performed with Contra Costa Musical Theatre. Some highlights include Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, and Titanic.

Karina has been a member of The Ballet School’s teaching staff for 18 years. She currently teaches pointe and contemporary, and is The Ballet Joyeux’s ballet mistress. Karina also works nightshift at Kaiser in their Inpatient Laboratory. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking (and eating), exploring, and general shenanigans with the love of her life, Andrew. Her most honored role/job/pastime is being Mommy to her seven year old son, Brayden.

Karina is thankful to work alongside her best friends and have the opportunity to share her love of dance. C’est Joyeux!