Fall 2014 BC Beat Choreographer

Originally from Oxon Hill, MD, Karla graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Credits include Broadway shows West Side Story and Hot Feet; National Tours Wicked and The Addams Family ; FOX's SYTYCD Season 5 (top 14); Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance Company (female lead); and NBC's SMASH Season 2 (series regular).

As a choreographer, her live stage work has been shown at Broadway Underground, Capitol Movement showcase, Culture Shock International Showcase, Arts for the PI, BC Beat, and Dancin' Downtown at the Joyce, where her piece 'Ai Du' was selected as a finalist.  Karla was a featured choreographer for the recent Blake Whyte Music Festival at Alvin Ailey, where she set a piece to Whyte's track 'Summer Love Soul.'  This fall, she was brought to London as head choreographer and principal dancer of indie UK artist Kindness' latest music video.  Karla is currently on guest faculty at Broadway Dance Center. For more, visit www.KarlaGarciaDance.com