Karen Burthwright

Karen Burthwright.

Black History Month Guest Dance Artists Program
2020-2021 Academic Year

Wednesday, February 17: Being a Creative and Crushing Stereotypes: A Conversation with Karen Burthwright

Karen Burthwright was born and raised in Toronto Ontario and is of Jamaican heritage. She is an accomplished dancer, singer, actress, choreographer, and musical theater performer, Karen, was Favorite credits include: Shug Avery in The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), Paradise Square (Berkeley Reparatory Theatre), Obeah Opera (Panamania 2015), and Fall (Dance North 2018 - Fleck Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 Broadway Revival/Stratford/La Jolla Playhouse), Play Like A Winner (NYMF 2017), Disenchanted (Westside Theatre), Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, and Mamma Mia! (Toronto/1st National Tours), Woman 2 in I Love You...Now Change (George Street Playhouse), Brenda in Smokey Joe’s Café (FST), Nickie in Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre), Ragtime, Hot Mikado, and Aida (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Rocky Horror (CanStage/MTC)

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