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xodus dance collective

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© 2013 xodus dance collecticve. All rights reserved.

karen gayle

founder & artistic director |

choreographer | instructor


Originally from Toronto, Karen received her early training from the Claude Watson School for the Arts, and received her degree from Ryerson University. After moving to New York, she furthered her studies at The Ailey School. Karen has had the honor of working with such choreographers as  Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown, and three time  Tony award winner Hinton Battle.


Karen has taught at Ballet Hispanico, The Joffrey Ballet School, The School at Columbia University, Horace Mann, New Dance Group, Central Park Dance and is currently a faculty member at Steps on Broadway, Montclair State University and The Ailey Extension. She has had the opportunity to guest teach and choreograph across the U.S. and abroad, including Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Italy, Cyprus and Israel. 


As artistic director of the xodus dance collective, her choreography has been showcased at such venues as: The Ailey Theatre, Riverside Theatre, American Dance Guild Festival, DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Downtown Dance Festival, the Inside/Out Festival at Jacob’s Pillow and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. 

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