Born in: Hyogo, Japan
Education: Etoile Ballet School, Jinushi Kaoru Ecole de Ballet, Sheila Ballet School Yui Ode, Kaoru Jinushi and Sheila Lima
Karen received high honors in several competitions in Japan and was awarded gold in the Hirakata Ballet Competition in 2012.
Her classical repertoire includes Kitri, Aurora, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Karen joined Mystic Ballet 2 in 2013, and performed an excerpt of Lauren Edson’s Sun and Steel at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out Series 2013.
She enjoys photography in her free time.