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Karina (she/her/hers) is a Brooklyn-based director, soprano, and teaching artist.  Karina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in vocal performance and her Music Education Certification from Carnegie Mellon School of Music. She now directs, performs, and teaches in New York City's five boroughs. ​

Karina is a multi-disciplinary performing artist, with a special interest in early music, folk music, and musical theater. Karina has performed with organizations such as NBL, The Italian Academy, Con Vivo Music, Pittsburgh Resonance Works, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Oberlin School of Musicand The Laguna Beach Playhouse.​ Some of her operatic highlights include: Chilltown Boogie, A Historic Opera (Director)* by Alon Nechushtan, Being Ariodante (Associate Director)* by Jonathon Dawe, L'incoronazione di Poppea (Director) by Monteverdi, La Calisto (Calisto) by Cavalli, and Alcina (Oberto) by Handel. In addition to operatic repertoire, Karina specializes in choral and chamber music. Her past choral work includes performances under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Manfred Honeck, Gustavo Dudamel, Gary Wedow, Andrés Cárdenes, Harold Rosenbaum, Eph Ehly, and many more. Karina has had the honor to work with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, UN Symphony Orchestra, and The Canticum Novum Singers

​​Karina is an active teaching artist, currently working as an Associate Conductor for National Childrens Chorus and is the Vocal Arts director at New York City Charter School for the Arts. She has worked with numerous non for profit organizations in New York and Pittsburgh including Young Audiences New York, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. She also runs a private voice studio, offering individualized lessons and coachings. 

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