Karenne H. Koo is a dance artist committed to developing and practicing multi-disciplinary approaches to encourage and stimulate the art of inclusive dance as an instrument for building community.  In 2017, she co-founded Dancesequences Inc., a Tucson-based nonprofit dance organization with the mission to advance societal inclusion through dance. She was Co-Founder of Evolve Dance Inc. in New York and served as Executive Director from 2006 to 2017.  She serves on the Board of Directors of Mettler Studios, Inc. and is a member of the International Association for Creative Dance.  Utilizing Mettler-based creative dance as a foundational resource, Karenne has conducted creative dance residencies in New York, San Francisco, Vietnam, Indonesia and Peru for communities that are vulnerable with little or no access to dance programming, including LGBTQ support networks, children and women rescued from trafficking/abuse/homelessness and children and adults with diverse abilities. In Tucson, she completed a 3-year dance residency at Arts for All, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization that provides art education for adults and children with diverse abilities and co-directed the Arts for All Adult Dance Ensemble, a performing group of dancers with diverse abilities that regularly presented original works at multiple venues.  Karenne facilitates creative dance workshops/residencies with Arizona TASH, Mettler Studios, Inc., Pio Decimo Center, Satori School, Sister Jose Women’s Center and ZUZI! Dance Company. She continues to work towards expanding the potential of creative dance as an inclusive, communal experience by developing collaborative partnerships with multiple community organizations, both national and international.  She is thrilled and grateful to be part of the ZUZI! Dance family.   (dancesequences.org; karennekoo.net).

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