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Karen McDonald

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Karen McDonald

Academy Director

Karen McDonald (Modern) has been teaching in Los Angeles over 25 years. She taught at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Valencia and currently she is the head of the dance department at Los Angeles Unified School District Gifted Student Program at Cal State Los Angeles. She is also Associate Director of the Dance Department at Hamilton High School in West L.A. Ms. McDonald’s Broadway credits include, Purlie, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Wiz, and Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies. She has developed a provocative Modern Jazz technique that allows dancers to discover their power, creativity, and spiritual balance that dance brings to light in the artists.