(Modesto, CA), started her dance training at Steps Dance Arts Center and continued with professional level training at Juline’s School of Dance. Kara graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. At U of A, she had the honor of performing works by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Tamara Dyke-Compton, Autumn Eckman, Alexei Ratmansky, Sam Watson, and Christopher Wheeldon. She danced with Hawkinsdance under the direction of Shelly Hawkins during her senior year. After graduating in May of 2019, Kara moved to Chicago, IL to join DanceWorks Chicago for their 2019/2020 season. Kara’s additional training includes Alonzo King LINES Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She is very excited to be an associate for her first season with Visceral Dance Chicago