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Coach Karen comes to Universal Performing Arts with over 35 years of gymnastics coaching and choreography experience. She became interested in gymnastics during middle school and went on to compete and coach on Long Island, NY. She also competed in college (Arizona State Univ.) but her love of coaching brought her to coach the Tempe High School girl’s gymnastics team.

After college she returned to NY and coached there for over 30 years. Her experience includes all levels of gymnastics from beginner through elite and all ages from pre-school through high school age.

Her accolades are comprised of numerous State and Regional Champions, National Qualifiers and many Level 9 & 10 National Medalists. Many of her gymnasts went on to compete at the college level, qualifying for the prestigious NCAA National Championships.

Karen is happy to call North Port, Florida and UGA her new home!

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