LAST UPDATED: November 03, 2017
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Karen Peterson Dancers (KPD) is dedicated to the development of physically integrated dance through education, presentation, inclusive trainings and professional contemporary performances. Artistic Director Karen Peterson has won multiple awards for her choreographic vision, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 from the Levenson Dance Foundation, a 2011 Knight Foundation Award to support the company’s work in the Miami Dade Schools, a Guest Speaking engagement at Dance/USA 2017 and a major 2017 Knight grant to support “Forward Motion,” a new annual physically integrated dance festival that will take place September 2018. Since 1990, the company has presented a season of new ensemble work, performed by hundreds of dancers, created by multiple choreographers, on a local, national and international venues. Committed to touring the company performed in New York City, Ohio, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and throughout Florida. Internationally KPD has created performance and residencies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in Carpi, Italy, at the Edinburgh “Fringe”, Scotland; at the American Choreographers Showcase, in Madrid, Spain; at the Montenegrin National Theatre in Podgorica; Cork, Ireland and Lisbon, Portugal. The London/Miami Dance Exchange will take place in September 2018. KPD has also sustained ongoing educational workshops for over 4,000 teens with special needs since 2006.
11760 SW 72ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33156-4616

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Board Chair and Executive Director
Florida Cultural Alliance, Arts and Business Council, Boston Conservatory Alumni Association
Advanced Driver Rehabilitation, Miami Post-Polio Clinic, Greater Miami Youth Symphony,
Florida Grand Opera, Miami Art Museum, Jackson Memorial Foundation, Miami Music Project, Arts for Learning, International Women's Forum, Florida International Bankers Association (and former President).
education / access
VSA Florida as board secretary, Florida Access Coalition for the Arts, Miami Theatre Central
education / access
Very Special Arts Nation Wide, All Kids included Dade County


Ms. Karen Peterson Corash
CEO/Executive Director/ Artistic Director
Katrina Weaver
dance artist
Oscar Trujillo
dance artist and educator
Katherine Brennon
dance artist and educator
Lucia Arantaha
dance educator
John Beauregard
dance artist and activist
Shawn Buller
dance artist and activist
Gary Lund
Light Design
Robert Rosenberg
Press and Marketing
Heber Siquerious Design
Web and Graphic Design


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.