Karen has been a choreographer / teacher for the past twenty six years. Her career in dance began in early childhood in her hometown of Scranton, Pa. She has received training at the Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Civic Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center and Steps NYC. Karen graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art. She has studied with Gregory Hines, Frank Hatchet, MTV's Wade Robson, Bev Brown, Brian Freeman, Tricia Miranda, Gus Giordano, just to name a few. She is a professional member of Dance Educators of America and The Professional Dance Teacher Association.
Karen also won the First Annual E.S.P.Y Award for her Integrated Special Needs Program. Karen Gronsky School of Dance has been featured of WBRE's Health Beat for her work with Pediatric Obesity Clinic at Geisinger Medical Center.
In addition to teaching and choreographing, Karen is an accomplished feature performer. She has directed a show with Sesame Street's and Broadway's " Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk" tap star, Savion Glover. Karen continues her training in NYC at the Broadway Dance Center.
We are VERY PROUD to announce that this upcoming dance season will be year number three with the ONE and ONLY Reggie Oliver. Mr Reggie is teaching our Hip Hop Program at KGSD and is the Director of our award winning, National Championship Dance Company !Mr. Reggie has worked with artist like Macklemore, Toni Braxston, Ryan Lewis, Jody Watley, and Lindsey Stirling. He has choreographed for Super producer/artist Rjd2 and the up coming pop sensation Alex B. Reggie has been featured in catalogs, commercials, as well as specials on CBS, BET Soul Train Awards, PBS, and MTV. We are so excited to have him as part of the KGSD family!
Karen Gronsky School of Dance is pleased to welcome back again this season the incredible Dmac Sandoz. top LA dancer/choreographers to train our dancers again! Dmac has been our extended faculty for over 4 years now. Dmac has worked with, choreographed for and danced on world tours with artist such as Pink, Usher, Cody Simpson, Jesse Mendeles, Justin Bieber. Private training with Dmac available upon request. KGSD dancers only.
Karen Gronsky School of Dance is excited to announce and welcome Miss Alyssa Dermer to their professional teaching staff. Miss Alyssa Dermer is a wonderful addition to KGSD.
Alyssa is currently a Bloomsburg University student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Dance . She is also a part of the University's Dance Ensemble.
Alyssa a New Jersey native, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. Miss Dermer professional training includes the American Ballet Theatre curriculum in which she has passed levels 1B, 2B, and 3B. Along with assisting Miss Karen in ballet and pointe, Alyssa is an incredible jazz, modern, lyrical dancer and will be directing the KGSD tap program as well.
We are honored to have such a beautiful and talented dancer on the teaching staff at KGSD!
FORMER KGSD TEACHERS
Miss Megan has been a teacher and Miss Karen's assistant here at KGSD for the past 5 years. She has studied lyrical, hip hop, jazz and ballet for over 21 years right here at the studio! She is a reUniversity of Delaware alum where she continued her love of dance with her sorority and dance groups. Karen Gronsky School of Dance is so very grateful for Miss Megan and all her hard work, dedication and love over the years. Miss Megan is off to pursuit her doctorial degree at the University on Nevada. We love and miss you Miss Megan!
Choreographer of international hit dance film High Strung
Winner of the 2004 American Choreography Award for Best Choreography in a feature film in You Got Served
Choreography seen in:
Stop the Yard
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Step Up 3D
You Got Served
Maid of Honor