Karen Harvey is an independent dance and teaching artist.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, US, she holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from University North Carolina School of the Arts (2004), where she received a Chancellor’s award for excellence. She also attended intensive summer programs: American Dance Festival, North Carolina Governor's School, North Carolina Dance Festival, NYU-Tisch, Tanzfest Berlin and Impulztanz.
While living in New York City (2004-14), Karen performed as a company member with the Neta Dance Company, Rebecca Lazier Dance and Jin Ju Song-Begin’s Da-On Dance, among several other productions and collaborative projects.
Karen has taught Contemporary Dance and improvisation courses Internationally. Most recently, she focused on working with pre-professional dancers in Berlin.
Her own choreography has been presented internationally and by many shared programs around New York City. It has also been supported by residencies at Kinderhook Farm & Mount Tremper Arts (USA), Lake Studios Berlin (Germany) and Riu d'Art (Spain). Rooted & ephemeral, her artistic vision serves no specific purpose. Developing gradually over-time, often it changes along with the people and dynamics of each performance.
Performance photos "Underneath" © Riu d'Art 2018