My  Journey Thus Far


My name is Karine Plantadit, and I am a professional dancer, instructor, choreographer, and director. I am an actor, model, and entrepreneur. I am also a certified yoga teacher and life coach.


Despite the challenges and setbacks from time to time, I am truly grateful for an amazing life and career. They have provided me many incredible opportunities and experiences. Continue below as I share a few highlights of my journey thus far: 

- I was born in France and raised between the south of France and Cameroon in Africa.


- As a teenager, I studied at the Rosella Hightower Dance Center in the south of France.

- After seeing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in Paris, I was motivated to move to NYC to pursue a career in dance.


- I became a member of Judith Jamison Dance company, and later earned a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance School.

- I was eventually promoted and performed as a lead soloist in AAADT's first performance company for seven years.


- After leaving the AAADT, I began performing on Broadway and in television/film.


- On Broadway, I was an original cast member in The Lion King,  Saturday Night Fever, Moving Out, Come Fly Away and After Midnight.


- On television, a few of the shows I appeared in include Sex and the City, The Affair, Smash, Mozart In The Jungle, and So You Think You Can Dance.


- Some of the films I have had roles in include Frida, Chicago, Across the Universe, Isn't It Romantic, Black Nativity and short The Way You Love.

- I won a Fred and Adele Astaire Award for outstanding female dancer, and was nominated for TONY and Drama League Awards for my role in "Come Fly Away".


- I am senior judge and instructor for the renowned Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) dance organization.

- I am an entrepreneur. My two current endeavors are KAMOCHIMETHOD, an original discipline of yoga, and "Nail Your Auditions™, a series of seminars focused on helping artists perfect their audition and competition skills.


- I am an internationally certified yoga instructor.


- I am also regularly a guest speaker and instructor at some of the most prominent and prestigious dance schools and yoga studios around the world.


All that I have experienced, learned and accomplished has brought me to where I stand today and helped pave my path forward...


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