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Karen Rose

Group Program Instructor
Musical Theatre & Drama

Website: http://www.karenrose.ca

With over 35 years of experience, Karen Rose is a director, choreographer, actor, teacher and dancer. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University School for the Performing Arts, Ms. Rose received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with a minor in Theatre.  She has studied theatre at The Actors Studio (London, England) The National Theatre School, and the Vancouver Film School. Karen is the Senior Glee and Advanced Glee instructor, as well as leading The Theatre Workshops, and teaching Contemporary Dance at the Conservatory of Performing Arts.Ms. Rose has received many awards and grants, including The Canada Council, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, and The Counseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec. Her works have been commissioned and presented by companies, festivals and presenters in cross Canada, Australia and the UK. Her most recent film, ‘Helenka’ has screened worldwide. On the theatre stage she has performed roles from Chekhov to Shakespeare to Tremblay to sketch comedy improv, and has directed, including “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.” Film lead roles include ‘3 Days’ and ‘Travesty Towers.’ Other films, video, and commercials have also played a role in her repertory. Voice and Speech Training include work with Cicely Berry (The Royal Shakespeare Company), Patsy Rodenburg (Royal National Theatre), Shakespeare’s Voice and The National Voice Intensive. She has studied theatre at The Actors Studio (London, England) The National Theatre School, and the Vancouver Film School. Karen is the Senior Glee, and Advanced Glee instructor at the Conservatory of Performing Arts. She creates a open, safe and fun environment for kids to learn and grow as young artists in the disciplines of voice, singing, acting and dance. She inspires and welcomes all their unique gifts of individual creativity, nourishing everyone’s own talents, honouring the ensemble, that results in an exciting final production. Also high on her list when instructing, is teaching respect, kindness and a love for the performing arts.

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