Karina is an Australian born actress and teaching artist based in NYC. She received her Bachelor of Honors in Acting from LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore. She is passionate about children’s education in the arts and has been teaching and facilitating drama and children’s edu-tainment for 14 years. 

In Singapore she was made head of curriculum development and lead drama teacher (students aged 3-10 years old) for the non-profit agency The Learning Connections. One of her most treasured experiences was playing Captain Starlight (clown) and being select as the National Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Australia at Sydney Children’s Hospital. 

Since moving to NYC she has worked and taught theatre with numerous organizations including Zara Aina, with whom she has performed outreach around NYC, Alabama and Madagascar (teaching clowning in a juvenile prison). Karina has also had the pleasure of working with The Actors Theater Workshop as a drama mentor for The Builders of a New World program teaching empowerment and leadership to homeless children in the Harlem area. Most recently, she was selected to be part of the ASTEP team to teach dance and movement at The Shanti Bhavan school outside Bangalore, India and is now a Project Facilitator for the company's Alternative to Detention Program in NYC called CHOICES where she works in collaboration with CASES, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (serving youths aged 8-15 years old).

Karina has also been involved with Magicians Without Borders and teaches math through magic with The Parkside School for children with learning disabilities in New York City. All this while finishing her Masters Degree in Applied Theatre at CUNY University.

Karina is extremely honored to have taught drama to children with Dramatic Adventure Theatre in diverse communities across Tanzania, Ecuador, and Slovakia. She is excited to take on this new role with DAT, beyond thrilled to join such an inspiring team, and ready for the adventures to come!