Karilyn is an experienced master dance teaching artist in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre styles, and precision dance.  Her extensive pedagogical training from Oklahoma City University (BPA, Summa cum laude) includes ballet, tap, and jazz for all levels and ages.  

She shares her experiences and love and respect for dance history with her students while encouraging an environment where students feel liberated to explore their art.   

Karilyn's students receive more than choreography; they learn to communicate through the language of movement.

 
 

CURRENTLY INSTRUCTING FOR:

SHUFFLES, TAP AND MUSICAL THEATER SCHOOL
NYC, NY
JAZZ, GROUP AND PRIVATE LESSONS

LIBERATE ARTISTS
NYC, NY
DANCE TEACHING ARTIST, MASTER TEACHER

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

FIRST STAGE CHILDREN'S THEATER
MILWAUKEE, WI
THEATRE DANCE/JAZZ GUEST TEACHING ARTIST

MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER
MILWAUKEE, WI
ARTS EDUCATION IMMERSION GUEST TEACHING ARTIST

STAGES ST. LOUIS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
ST. LOUIS, MO
THEATRE DANCE/JAZZ MASTER TEACHING ARTIST

NORTH JERSEY SCHOOL OF DANCE ARTS
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
MUSICAL THEATRE, ROCKETTE STYLE TAP SUBSTITUTE

BALLET SCHOOL OF STAMFORD
STAMFORD, CT
BALLET AND JAZZ, REHEARSAL DIRECTOR SUBSTITUTE

GOODSPEED MUSICALS ARTS EDUCATION COLLABORATION
EAST HADDAM, CT
MASTER TEACHER IN THEATRE DANCE

MADAME GABRIELA DARVASH MASTER CLASSES
NYC, NY
BALLET ASSISTANT AND DEMONSTRATOR FOR MADAME DARVASH

LUSTIG DANCE THEATRE
NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DANCE TEACHING ARTIST

KRUPINSKI ACADEMY OF DANCE
ST. LOUIS, MO
MASTER TEACHER IN PRECISION AND TAP

ROCKETTES
NYC, NY; USA; INTERNATIONAL
GROUP DANCE INSTRUCTOR

GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION TALENT SHOW
NYC, NY
CELEBRITY GUEST MENTOR

KNICKS CITY DANCERS
NYC, NY
BALLET, ASSISTANT TO KAT WILDISH

ROSATI-KAIN HIGH SCHOOL
ST. LOUIS, MO
GUEST PHYS. ED./HEALTH TEACHER - DANCE AND BODY CONDITIONING

VOLUNTEER HISTORY:

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
NYC, NY
THEATRE DANCE ASSISTANT FOR WILLIAM WESLEY

BC/EFA 25TH EASTER BONNET
NYC, NY
DANCER

MISS AMERICA  
NYC, NY
JUDGE (NY STATE PRELIMINARIES, 2010/13)

TRAINING:

BPA DANCE PERFORMANCE (SUMMA CUM LAUDE), OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY

FOCUS ON DANCE PEDAGOGY, MINOR IN HISTORY

SPECIAL SKILLS:

EXCELLENT WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND LEVELS, ESPECIALLY PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY; COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE, COMPETITION, PAGEANT, AND AUDITION; PRIVATE LESSONS; WORKS WELL UNDER PRESSURE; ADAPTS EASILY TO ALL STUDIO AND PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENTS; CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH, BASIC ARABIC (COUNTING, ETC.)