Karyn Collins


Karyn Collins is a master dance teacher currently on faculty at the King Centre for the
Performing Arts. She also choreographs for the centre’s American Youth Dance
Company. A master teacher, she has taught for numerous organizations, as well as
college and high school dance programs. She has helped to train numerous regional and
national title winners. Students she has helped train have also been accepted by some of
the top collegiate dance programs in this country and have gone on to perform in music
videos, on Broadway, national and international touring companies, cruise ships and in
regional theater. A native of Chicago, Ms. Collins received her primary training from
Christine DuBoulay and Richard Ellis of the Sadlers Wells-Royal Ballet (ballet), Tommy
Sutton (tap) and Pattie Obey and Claire Bataille (jazz). She also was a protege of Arthur
Mitchell and Karel Shook of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. In addition, Ms. Collins is an
award-winning journalist whose work covering the arts and culture has been widely
published. She serves as an adjunct professor in journalism and communications at
Rutgers University, William Paterson University, Seton Hall University and Bloomfield