Kareen Pauld Camargo
Kareen Pauld Camargo has over thirty years of experience as a distinguished dancer, teacher, choreographer, manager and director in the ballet and dance fields. Her lengthy career includes dancing as both a company member and a featured dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of founding director Arthur Mitchell and Miami City Ballet under the direction of founding director Edward Villella. Kareen was born in Haiti and came to the United States at the age of two. She grew up in New York City, where she trained at the American Ballet Theater School, The School of American Ballet, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem Workshop Ensemble while attending the High School of Performing Arts (now LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts). She appeared in the New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker and in the American Ballet Theater production of Petrouchka. She performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company for several years, before moving to South Florida and joining the Miami City Ballet in 1990. After retiring from the stage in 1998, Ms. Camargo taught ballet at The Miami City Ballet School for from 1998-2006 and has recently resumed her position there. Ms. Camargo returned to the stage in 2005 with the Miami Contemporary Dance Company. She became its Company Manager in 2009. In 2011, she joined the staff of The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet where she currently serves as the outreach coordinator and ballet instructor for the school’s Miami Gardens satellite program. For the past two summers she has directed and taught at The Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive in Detroit, Michigan.