Owner/Director of Crossings Dance Ministries
Raised in Banff, Alberta Canada, Karen
had the privilege of both working and studying at The Banff Centre
This rich exposure to the fine arts fuelled Karen's passion for art and led her
to pursue a career in dance.
Karen began her training at the University of Calgary and continued her studies in both Singapore and Australia where she focused her attention on "Liturgical dance".
returned to Canada in 1990 Karen
founded the Christian Dance Fellowship
of Canada in order to both network dancers and further develop dance as a faith-expressed art form.
Recognising the growing need for quality dance training, which embraced a spiritual foundation, Karen
began Crossings Dance Ministries
, Canada's first Liturgical dance training centre in 1992.
Under Karen's direction, Crossings
has become a thriving dance studio offering classes for over 300 students from beginner to professional level dancers.
In order to provide professional performance opportunities for these dancers and introduce Liturgical dance to the greater arts community, Karen
spearheaded the creation of Corps Bara Dance Guild and Corps Bara Dance Theatre
Recognised as one of Canada's leading pioneers of Liturgical dance, Karen
continues to push the boundaries and raise the standard of dance as a faith-expressed art form.
Sought after as a teacher, choreographer and speaker, Karen's invaluable knowledge and experience ensure that Crossings' students will continue to receive the highest quality training available.
passion for life, art and community, she
continues to inspire her
students and co-workers with a vision to achieve their God given artistic destiny.