Karen trained at the Laban Centre gaining a Degree in Dance and QTS from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College. She gained her MA in Education from the University of Northampton. She has taught a wide range of courses in Higher and Further Education as well as Primary and Secondary schools including GCSE/ A level Dance, Btec First/ National Diplomas in Dance, PGCE Dance and undergraduate PE (Dance).
Karen was the Learning Advisor for Dance for Northamptonshire, developing INSET provision both central and school based for teachers across the Key Stages. She has been an A level Dance examiner for the past 10 years and is a senior examiner on the practical team and currently works at The Grange School, Daventry in a dance specialist role developing dance alongside the class teachers and she also works at the Universities of Northampton and Bedfordshire in Initial Teacher Training.
Karen has a passion for the development of high quality dance as part of an integrated creative curriculum.