Karl began dancing as a young child in Cleveland, OH. Through many wonderful teachers and the support of his family, he discovered his passion for sharing stories, emotions, and experiences through movement. Karl furthered his training at Butler University, where he graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance cum laude and History Minor. He was fortunate to experience additional study with Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Doug Varone & Dancers, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Countertechnique.
Karl began his professional career after graduation dancing with Luna Negra Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, and now Whim W’Him. Throughout these experiences he has created and performed works by a wide range of contemporary dancemakers and artists. Karl has also performed with other project-based companies. In addition to performance, Karl is passionate about dance education and hopes to help students of any age discover and develop a love for dance, art, and community.
“Creation is both invigorating and exhausting. There is an intimate level of sharing in the offering of possibilities. This sharing gives me a rush yet also requires me to look beyond what I already have. It’s in that place, where I find myself on both ends of that spectrum, where I make discoveries.” KARL