Karin Johnson

    Karin Johnson began her classical ballet training at Allegro Ballet Academy in Houston TX and later under Dolores Haltzman in Allentown PA.  During this time, she had the opportunity to study under such renowned dancers as Suki Shorer of New York City Ballet.  She spent summers training at Central Pennslyvania Youth Ballet, Princeton Ballet, and Lexington Ballet.  She danced for Repertory Dance Theatre from 1988-1991, performing multiple corps de ballet and soloist roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Le Fille Mal Gardee, and Coppelia.  She has performed excerpts from Paquita and Sleeping Beauty.  She was admitted to the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music as a classical ballet major.  She later changed her focus from performing to teaching.  Her last paid performance was under a grant from the State of Colorado in Durango, CO.  Ms. Johnson has taught ballet to small children through adults and has been teaching since the age of 16.  She is passionate about the art of ballet.  She also has an MA in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Ms. Johnson has used dance and yoga with adolescents in residential treatment centers and those remanded to the Division of Youth Corrections..  She currently has a private practice in Louisville and enjoys a busy and full life with her husband and four kids.

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