Karen Russo Burke

Karen Russo Burke is Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet. Prior to this role, Burke served as a teacher at Dayton Ballet School and Director of Dayton Ballet II pre-professional company for 12 years. Burke was a professional dancer for more than a dozen years, performing leading roles from dance legends such as George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, José Limón, Gerald Arpino, and Septime Webre.