Kareen has been involved in the fitness and movement industry for over 25 years. Her journey began at the age of 4 with her love of dance. Her passion grew greater as she committed to all forms of dance which lead her to be a part of the extensive competitive stream of dance. She was fortunate to have trained at many prestigious schools and workshops through North America. She has won various awards, top scores, titles and scholarships for her performances. She is a graduate of the Dance Arts Program at Cambrian College, as well as, a graduate of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School, University at Buffalo.
She is the past owner and director of Dance Vision Performing Arts Studio in Barrie which ran successfully for 13 years. Over the course of her 18 year teaching career, she has been recognized for the excellent technical training of her students and her notable choreography. Her students have been the recipients of many honorable awards, winning numerous overall top scores, scholarships, as well as special recognition awards for good sportsmanship. Kareen’s students have been accepted into programs at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, The National Ballet of Canada, OIP, and have gone on to careers in the dance performance and teaching professions. She values and continues her involvement with teacher educational programs and master classes to keep current. She continues to be an award winning freelance teacher, choreographer and adjudicator on a full time basis.
Kareen has always made exercise, health and fitness a priority in her life. She took a barre class and instantly became passionate about what the whole body workout had to offer. That enthusiasm inspired her to become a fully certified Booty Barre Instructor in October of 2016. Through her attention to detail, form and alignment Kareen brings her clients to a higher level of fitness, strength and flexibility within each class. She desires to help others reach their lifestyle goals through physical activity and strives to create a fun yet challenging environment for her clients. Kareen has experience working with people from all age groups from beginners to experienced athletes. Her goal is to motivate and inspire her clients to do their best while building confidence within themselves while emphasizing the importance of the mind body connection. She welcomes you to join her in her high energy, physically challenging barre class. See you at the barre ☺