Ballet, Jazz

Karine Newborn was born and raised in Paris, France where she studied ballet with teachers from the Paris Opera and the Paris conservatory. She also studied jazz, modern, placement, voice and acting. 

At the age of 15 she started working in some of the most renowned modern jazz companies in Paris and performed in "Cats" (Paris). She continued her career in France until she moved to America when she was 20 to pursue bigger dreams. She worked as a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, dance teacher and private coach in Ballet, Pointe work, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Voice, Pilates, floor barre (turn out, stretch and strength) and Placement/Alignment.

She had the joy of performing in many stage shows like "Aida" on Broadway (Elton John) “Cats" (Paris), Golden Boys"( Long Warf theater), and numerous music videos & movies ("South Pacific" with Glenn Close, "Do You Want To Dance" ...) trade shows industrial (Nike, Asix, Abba & many more). 

She choreographed numerous shows and industrials in Los Angeles and was the associate choreographer on the musical "Golden Boy" (Long Wharf Theater/Connecticut).

She also had the pleasure to work with renown choreographers like Vince Parterson, Marguerite Derricks, Jerry Mitchel, Wayne Cilento, Billy Goodson, Alex Magno, Travis Payne.

Karine is the former owner and director of Brooklyn Dance project in NY and was the artistic director at Act III Performing Art Center in Redondo Beach. She has taught for over three decades, working with young and mature dancers in all styles of dance. She was a permanent teacher at EDGE Performing Arts Center in L.A. for over 10 years and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She has also taught numerous workshops at (BDC Japan), Studio Harmonic (Paris, France) and all over America and she was part of the convention L.A. DanceForce and Pacific Dance Project.



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