MOVE! Artistic Director
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loretto Heights/Regis University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance and later received her professional teaching licensure in Physical Movement and an additional endorsement in Dance. While pursuing her degree, she worked in musical theatre (42nd Street, Oklahoma!, Peter Pan, Unsinkable Molly Brown) and toured West Side Story as dance captain. She choreographed musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Brigadoon, South Pacific, for numerous high schools, and continuing her career as choreographer she was selected for the 1996, 1997 and 2000 Colorado Choreographers Showcase. Concurrently, she danced with modern, jazz, and tap dance companies (Interweave Dance Theatre, Jan Justis Dance Company, Jumpstart) and worked in the entertainment and film industries (Step by Step; An Amateurs Guide to choreography, Father Dowling – Viacom Film Productions). Ms. Karczewski tributes her move into a dance career to Miller’s Dance Studio (Aurora CO), where she was inspired by owner Sabrina Helma, and served as faculty and office manager for over 15 years. She has guest taught for Colorado Ballet, Glenwood Springs Dance Festival, the cast of Phantom of the Opera, David Taylor Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Summer Intensive, and a variety of studio’s nationally. Ms. Karczewski was Co-Director of the Department of Dance and Movement at Denver School of the Arts, Denver Colorado (DSA) for over 20 years. Her focus was in teaching classical jazz, rhythm tap, modern, choreography and composition. While at DSA her students participated in the National High School Dance Festival where they performed through the adjudication process amongst over a 1000 high school dancers from across the country.
Ms. Karczewski participated as Colorado Dance Alliance board member, adjudication committee for Scientific & Cultural Facilities District New Grants program for dance, Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDeo) advisory committee and 2009/2010 Dance Standards review committee for Colorado Department of Education and was chosen to participate for the 2017/18 review. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. adjudicating dance competitions for many years and recently was part of the adjudicating team for presentingdenver dance festival performance 2017/18. Ms. Karczewski is excited to be part of MOVE! – focusing on dance and movement experiences in a holistic integrated environment for all ages and experiences.