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Karen Reedy

Associate Professor

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  • 703-993-9767 (office)
  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A300F
    4400 University Drive, MS 3D4
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Choreographer, dancer, and educator, Ms. Reedy is the founder and artistic director of Karen Reedy Dance (KRD).  A highly musical artist with strong choreographic sensibilities for pattern, texture and emotion, her works span the continuum of classical and contemporary dance in traditional as well as site specific performance. Her work is often highly collaborative with musicians and visual artists. Ms. Reedy was the recipient of a 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Grant for the creation of Sleepwalking and was a 2012-2013 American Dance Institute Incubator Artist for the creation of Albatross. With an interest in creating dance specifically for film, she was awarded the 2014-2015 Mathy Junior Faculty Award for the research of her first screendance titled Les Falaises. Ms. Reedy’s choreography is in the repertory of companies and colleges throughout the country.  As a dancer, Ms. Reedy has performed with The Mark Morris Dance Group, Robert Battle, Eric Hampton Dance, DC Dance Theater, Luis Johnson and Sue Bernhard among others.  As dance educator, Ms. Reedy has been among the faculty at the Juilliard School, The Mark Morris Dance Group, The Washington Ballet and The Chautaqua Institution.  In 1995 she graduated with a BFA in Dance from George Mason University and returned in 2006 to join the faculty. More about her work and company can be found at and


MFA, Dance, George Mason University (2008)

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Appointment: Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

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