Karine Newborn was born and raised in Paris, France where she studied ballet with teachers from the Paris Opera and the Paris conservatory.
At the age of 15 she started working in some of the most renowned modern jazz companies in Paris and performed in "Cats" (Paris). She continued her career in France until she moved to America when she was 19 to pursue bigger dreams. She worked as a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, dance teacher and private coach in Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe work, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Voice, Pilates, floor barre and Placement/Alignment.
She had the joy of performing in many stage shows like "Aida" on Broadway (Elton John) “Cats" (Paris), Golden Boys"(Long Warf theater), and numerous music videos & movies ("South Pacific" with Glenn Close, "Do You Want To Dance" etc.) trade shows industrial (Nike, Asix, Abba & many more).
Through the years she has choreographed numerous stage shows in Los Angeles. Most recently she choreographed and also performed as a backup singer for the tour of Perry Farrell’s new album, Kind Heaven Orchestra. She was the associate choreographer on the musical "Golden Boy" (Long Wharf Theater/Connecticut).
Karine is the former owner and director of Brooklyn Dance project in NY and was the artistic director at Act III Performing Art Center in Redondo Beach. She has taught for over three decades, working with young and mature dancers in all styles of dance.
She currently also teaches ballet and jazz at AMDA and Edge performing art center.
She was faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and has also taught numerous workshops at (BDC Japan), Studio Harmonic (Paris, France) and all over America. She was part of the convention LA Dance Force.
Karine is very detailed oriented and believes in correcting (not criticizing). She makes sure she keeps the energy of her classes positive, nurturing and supportive while teaching the students to take corrections and take responsibility for their growth. She works closely with all students to get the best out of them. Making sure everyone knows and understand the basics and is challenged and corrected at every moment. She specializes in alignments, details, technique, style and stage performance. She understands dance is an art not a sport and works hard to keep it that way.