Karli is a native of Fairfax,VA, where she was trained under the direction of Bennett and Debra Savage at the Center for Ballet Arts. Karli also studied at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the young artist program with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She was invited to further her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts, The Joffrey Ballet, and was awarded a scholarship to North Carolina School of the Arts, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem. She received a scholarship from Point Park University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance - Ballet concentration and studies in Business Management . While there she had the opportunity to perform works by Margo Sappington, Alan Hineline, Peter Merz, Nicholas Petrov, and George Balanchine. Since graduating Karli has performed with Inaside Chicago Dance,Thodos Dance Chicago, All The Pieces Matter, Still Inspired (?), among other free lance opportunities . She is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, specializing as a women’s health professional, focusing on pre-natal fitness. Karli has been an active instructor, trainer, and performer in the Chicagoland area since 2007.