A Ukrainian native, Karina discovered her passion for dance in Columbus, OH, where she first received training. She went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Performance at Jacksonville University. After graduating Magna Cum Laude and being honored on the President’s List, Karina moved to New York City, where she has had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers, including David Parsons, Attila Csiki, Christian von Howard, and Jennifer Muller. She was also a featured dancer in Entertainment Weekly.
Currently a member of ELSCO Dance, a NYC based contemporary dance company under the direction of Ellenore Scott; Karina also travels the country, setting choreography and teaching master classes. She works toward inspiring dancers to broaden their quality of movement, by giving them tools to improve their performance styles.