Group Fitness Instructor Spotlight
Active at Reed’s Crossing
Kara, Active at Reed’s Crossing’s Salsa & Bachata instructor grew up dancing. Kara trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance from the age of 3 and got her degree in dance from Loyola Marymount University. Her professional performing career included dancing for BodyVox, ODC in San Francisco, Lex Dones, and BV2, all while teaching yoga and dance to students in the greater Portland Area. She opened her own co-op movement space in 2010 and began training in her space with Gemini Salsa and soon began touring internationally as part of a salsa cabaret duo, eventually qualifying and competing at the World Latin Dance Cup. She shifted her focus to teaching and choreographing around 2015 when she started her family, and now balances dance, selling real estate, and being a mom of 2 awesome kids.
Read more about Kara’s story in this Oregon Live Article!