Karen trained at the Nesta Brooking Ballet School, LAMDA and CSSD, and works as a director, choreographer, teacher and coach.
Productions include Twelfth Night (Waterville, Maine), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Dundee Rep) Hansel and Gretel (Stratford East), and Goodbye Barcelona (Arcola Theatre). Choreography includes The Way of the World (RNT) La Traviata (Opera North), The Wizard of Oz (Zurich Opera House). She teaches acting, movement and dance, and has taught at CSSD, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, LAMDA, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, where she was Course Leader of the Musical Theatre Course from 1995-2014.
Her productions there included A Chorus Line, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity City of Angels,
A … My Name is Alice, Little Me, The Wiz, Nine and Happy End.