Dancer

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Karla is currently in the Broadway cast of HAMILTON.

Originally from Oxon Hill, MD, Karla danced competitively for 15 years under the tutelage of Fran Peters. Her first professional gig was at 12 years old, when she performed with Debbie Allen and James Ingram in the Kennedy Center production “Brothers of the Knight.” She got the bug and dreamed of NYC!
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Karla attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on a $75,000 scholarship, completing a BFA in dance and a minor in journalism. At NYU, she performed works by Kyle Abraham, Dwight Rhoden, and Bridget Moore. At age 20, she made her Broadway debut in HOT FEET, a dance musical directed by Maurice Hines. She went on to perform in the National Tours of WICKED and ADDAMS FAMILY; and the Broadway revivals of WEST SIDE STORY and GIGI. 

Karla was a top 7 female TV finalist on FOX’s SYTYCD Season 5. Other credits include Rasta Thomas’ BAD BOYS OF DANCE; VH1 Divas Live; Anna Nicole Opera at BAM; the Comedy Awards, PBS’s Sinatra Live at Lincoln Center, and the Radio City Show. Karla was also a principal dancer for 9 episodes of NBC’s SMASH season 2.  In 2011, Karla was named UNIpro Magazine’s “Top 30 Filipinos Under 30.”



 
 

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