Karen Kaye started dancing at the Little Dance Studio under the direction of Sandra Little Barnett where she studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and Bollywood. Karen was a member of the Jazz Kids Dance Company and attended Project Dance in New York City. She continued at Mercyhurst Preparatory High School where she studied under Maryanne Majer-Dombrowski, and then attended Lake Erie College graduating with a BFA in dance under the guidance of Chris DiCello and Lisa DeCato. Miss Karen worked for Footlights previously, choreographing the productions of Shrek and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Miss Karen also holds a Master of Science degree in Secondary English Education and a Master of Education degree in Reading Education. She currently works as a reading specialist for the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit and is a member of the Erie Dance Conservatory faculty. Miss Karen is excited to be teaching with Footlights once again.