Kareen Pauld Camargo

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Miami City Ballet

Kareen Pauld Camargo was born in Haiti, and came to the United States at the age of two. She grew up in New York, where she trained at the American Ballet Theater School, The School of American Ballet and The Dance Theatre of Harlem School and Workshop Ensemble, as well as attending The High School of Performing Arts. She performed with The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company for several years, dancing works by Arthur Mitchell, Balanchine, B. Nijinska, Agnes de Mille, Geoffrey Holder and many others. She moved to South Florida, to join The Miami City Ballet in 1990. She had the privilege of dancing soloist and principal roles in many of George Balanchine’s masterpieces, including The Nutcracker, Raymonda Variations, Scotch Symphony, Valse Fantasies and Agon. She was a featured dancer in other works such as Paul Taylor’s Three Epitaphs, Esplanade and Company B. Since retiring from the ballet stage in 1998 Ms. Camargo  has taught ballet at The Miami City Ballet School. She was rehearsal and ballet mistress for the children in Miami City Ballets production of George Balanchine’s Nutcracker in 2005. Ms. Camargo continues to stage and rehearse The Thomas Armour Youth Ballets version of The Nutcracker since 2008. Ms.Camargo returned to the stage when she joined Miami Contemporary Dance Company in 2005, and later on became Company Manager in 2009. Ms. Camargo joined The New World School of The Arts adjunct faculty in 2009, where she currently teaches ballet in the High School Musical Theater Department, and College Dance Department. In 2011 she joined the staff of The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, where she served the community of Miami Gardens Florida, as outreach coordinator and ballet instructor until 2013. In 2011 and 2012 Kareen directed and taught at Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive in Detroit, Michigan. She has taught Summer Intensives for Tallahasse Ballet, DTH New York and Texas, In addition she teaches The Alvin Ailey company class when they are in the Miami area.

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