Kari Jensen is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and competitive aerobics. A faculty member at Orange Coast College, Chapman University, Mt. San Antonio College and Santa Ana College, she specializes in teaching jazz and hip hop techniques. Kari also teaches workshops for high schools and colleges in Southern California, such as Orange County High School of the Arts, Citrus College, Santa Ana High School and the 2008 American College Dance Festival in Irvine, California. For nearly a decade Kari owned and directed Pulse Dance Troupe, in Orange County, California. She also performed and choreographed for Culture Shock Dance Troupe, Inc./Los Angeles and the Madonna Grimes Dance Co.
Kari’s choreography has been showcased in commercial and theatrical arenas, including Carnival: A Choreographer’s Ball, the 2000 National Democratic Convention, IBM Corporate Events and industrial events for Nike and Reebok. She has choreographed original pieces for the Los Angeles Laker Girls, the Clippers Spirit Team and dozens of competitive dance teams across the country. She has toured and performed internationally. In Italy her performance and choreography took first place in the Dance Grandprix Italia. Kari was an Artist in Residence for the Cultural Convention of Dance touring in Taipei, Taiwan and Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia. She created and performs in two original instructional dance videos, Pulse Choreography Jam and Girlz Gone Hip Hop.
Instructor of: Hip Hop