karl watson 01KARL WATSON began dancing in Cleveland, Ohio. After training at local schools, he attended Butler University. In addition to his training at Butler, Karl attended summer programs at Houston Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Karl graduated in 2012 with a B.F.A. cum laude in Dance Performance and a History Minor. Upon graduation, Karl began dancing with Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago, IL, under the direction of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. Karl performed with the company in performances in Chicago, as well as on national and international tours. Grateful to have danced in the company’s final season, Karl now dances with Visceral Dance Chicago, of which he is a founding member. Karl has had the honor of performing the works of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Banning Bouldin, Robyn Mineko Williams, Sidra Bell, Monica Cervantes, Fernando Melo, and Fernando Hernando Magadan, among others. Throughout high school and college, Karl developed a love for teaching. Since moving to Chicago, he has joined the faculty of Visceral Dance Chicago and has worked as a guest teacher at a number of area studios.

Coming Events


Thursday, June 7th - Dress Rehearsal
Friday, June 8th - 6:00 pm - Steppin' Out Showcase
Saturday, June 9th - 1:00 pm - Glen Ellyn Recital
Saturday, June 9th - 6:30 pm - Elmhurst Recital

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