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Karla Garcia

You may recognize Karla Garcia has one of the top seven female finalists for FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Season 5.  Karla has gone on to become a hugely successful Broadway performer, dancer, choreographer, and teacher.  Broadway and 1st National Broadway tour shows include West Side Story, Wicked, Hot Feet, and The Addams Family.  Karla can also be seen as a regular "Hitlist dancer" on Season 2 of the NBC hit, SMASH.  In 2010, Karla traveled Australia with Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance company as the female lead in Rock the Ballet.  She has danced on VH1 Divas Live and the Comedy Awards behind Jordin Sparks and Lonely Island.      When not performing, Karla teaches and choreographs at select studios across the country.  She has taught at Broadway Dance Center and Boogiezone in LA and NJ, and is on faculty for Broadway Connection, Dance Educators of America, and Rasta Thomas's Xtreme Dance Convention.  She has showcased her choreography at Jared Grimes' Broadway Underground at BB Kings in NYC, the Joyce Theatre, BC Beat, and numerous dance competitions.  She constantly strives for creative growth, as she combines influences from her classical/technical background with different textures of contemporary, musical theatre, jazz, and hip hop.  Karla has a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. 
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We had a group of 100 at Legally Blonde the Sunday after our Workshop. The kids were in heaven after the show getting to meet Kevin, Caroline and then most of the cast as they exited the stage door!

- A. Malkewitz

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