Karen Callaway Williams (New York)

Karen Callaway Williams :: New York

Karen has been teaching Tap at Worth-Tyrrell Studios for ten years now. During that time she has been featured in two Broadway shows, been showcased on TV, and given concerts and taught master classes all over the world.
Karen recently completed a three year run with RIVERDANCE on Broadway (the first female tap dancer in the show, then dance captain). Before that, you may have seen her in Broadway's PLAY ON.  She was featured in ESSENCE Magazine's highlight of four female African-American tap artists, interviewed on BOJANGLES THE LEGACY for SHOWTIME, and was a special guest on SESAME STREET.
A graduate of Spelman College with a degree in psychology and dance, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Karen was a charter member, featured dancer, and dance captain of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble.  

She appeared with Duke Ellington in Italy and at Lincoln Center in the MAJESTY OF TAP (the lone female tap artist), and in JIMMY SLYDE & FRIENDS at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She has been featured for the last three seasons in Lincoln Center's Reel to Real Series, including YANKY DOODLE BOYS, THE BROTHERHOOD OF TAP and STORY T'ELLINGTON, and  was heralded by DanceMagazine as “a graceful dream with taps as happy as a song” for her performance at the CHICAGO TAP FESTIVAL.