PERFORMER AND MOVEMENT FACILITATOR
A multi talented artist and performer, Karen Andrew has been
extensively trained in New York and Los Angeles and is pleased to
be re-based in Toronto. Formally trained as an actress, singer, and
dancer, Karen's professional accomplishments, span decades and
With countless professional Theatrical, Film and Television
credits to her name, Karen is proud to have been an original cast
member of the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical ‘RAGTIME’, and a
cast member of the musical 'FOSSE”. While on Broadway, Ms. Andrew
performed in concert with Chita Riviera, Julie Andrews, Liza
Minnelli, Glenn Close, and Rosie O’Donnell. Karen has also played
'Anita' in West Side Story for the Stratford Festival and has
appeared in numerous roles on television and in film including an
appearance in the Academy Award wining film 'Chicago'.
Karen has served as a professional dance and movement educator
for over 18 years and has most recently served on faculty at both
the Randolph Academy and the George Brown College Dance Program.
Over the span of her 20 year professional performing career, Karen
has consistently offered her skills as a Dance Educator and
Facilitator. As Owner/Operator and Artistic Director of Aurora Live
Inc. Dance Studios (a professional Dance Studio and Company in
downtown Toronto), Karen provided professional level dance and
movement education in multiple genres to enthusiasts and
professionals of all ages and abilities.
A STOTT certified Mat and Total Barre Instructor, Karen has
successfully implemented and integrated Pilates principles into
every movement modality she facilitates. Clients and students have
enjoyed the benefits of her vast knowledge of movement, the body,
breathe and the power of these components working together to
create physical freedom.
As a choreographer, CAEA dance captain, Dance Adjudicator, and
Arts Educator, the professional dance world has benefited from her
vast knowledge and experience of dance and movement for more than