Project Description

Kari Jensen



Ms. Jensen is an international dance teacher and choreographer, is accomplished artist trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. As a faculty member of the Santa Ana College, Mt San Antonio College, and Orange Coast College dance departments, she specializes in jazz and hip hop technique. Many of Kari’s students have gone on to perform professionally in music videos, commercials and stage work. Kari regularly leads workshops for high schools and colleges across Southern California, such as Orange County High School of the Arts, Citrus College, Santa Ana High School and the 2011 American College Dance Festival in Long Beach, CA. For nearly a decade Kari owned and directed Pulse Dance Troupe, in Orange County, CA, a professional performance company comprised of up-and-coming hip hop dancers focused on artistic growth and positive expression. Kari 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 a variety of prestigious 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.