Karyn Hansen, a native of Cache Valley, has performed with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet Company since 1990. She began dancing at the age of three, learning a range of dance styles such as tap, jazz, modern, and ballroom, along with classical ballet. Karyn has danced in a variety of leading roles for the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, some of which include: Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in the “Nutcracker”; Fairy of the Golden Vine in “Sleeping Beauty”; Mina in “Dracula”; Hermia in “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”; and Nightingale in “Firebird”. She has also performed with the Utah Festival Opera, American Festival Chorus, Sky View Ballroom Dance Team and the Drama Club, and professionally with a ballroom dance troupe. Karyn has studied primarily with Sandra Emile and has taken technique and master classes from Ballet West’s Peter Christy and Jeff Rogers, New York City Ballet’s Jonathan Strafford, Royale Winnapeg, Snowy Range, Ririe-Woodbury Dance, and School of American Ballet. She has also attended the Snowy Range Dance Festival and received training from several distinguished dance institutes such as Joffery Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Karyn is the Administor for the Cache Valley School of Ballet; she also teaches all levels of ballet technique and beginning to advanced pointe classes for the School. Karyn also enjoys doing choreography and has choreographed many pieces which have been performed in “The Nutcracker”, “Sleeping Beauty”, and “Choreographer’s Showcase”. She has also assisted in judging the Cache Valley Civic Ballet Company’s public and company auditions. When Karyn isn’t teaching or dancing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.