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 performed in The Ballet School’s production of Once Upon A Christmas for 30 seasons! Past roles have ranged from Music Box Ballerina to Nicoletta.

Karina has been a member of The Ballet School’s teaching staff for over 20 years. She also works at Kaiser’s Inpatient Laboratory. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking (and eating), exploring, and general shenanigans with her husband, Andrew. Her most honored role/job/pastime is being Mom to their two boys, Brayden and Lincoln.

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