Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Karen Amirault

Karen is well known for her extensive work with children and communities as a Touring Artist, Artist-in-Residence, choreographer and educator for over thirty years. She holds a BA from Middlebury College and has received numerous awards from the Vermont Arts Council and, most recently, the Governor's Award for Arts in Education. Dance for and with others, she teaches, is a lesson in self-esteem and group dynamics. It builds confidence in one's body and provides a real emotional outlet. Paula Routly of Seven Days wrote "Amirault... has singlehandedly turned more people on to dance... than any other choreographer in Vermont."
The Karen Amirault Dance Company & KIDZ performs a high-energy repertoire of jazz and tap styles including Latin, African, hip hop, vaudeville, swing and Broadway. The troupe's unique blend of street-smart moves and show-biz glitz celebrate jazz music, dance, multigenerations and multiculturalism. Monkton parent Eugenie Doyle wrote that she's a "rare combination of... technique, flare and heart unequaled in this state.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Karen
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director/Performer/Choreographer
Mailing Address: 
33 North Avenue #2
Burlington, VT 05401
Physical Address: 
33 North Avenue #2
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
Amirault
Phone: 
802-363-8393

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Music - Choral
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Musical
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
1980
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
The Governor's Award for Arts in Education, VT 2016
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$750
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
24

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Design
Literature
Media
Music
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,250