Theater Jazz with Karla Puno Garcia, Arts for Alz NYC
Originally from Oxon Hill, MD, Karla trained for 15 years under the tutelage of Fran Peters. 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, Radio City, and Jimmy Kimmel. 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. She has a BFA in Dance and a minor in Journalism from NYU. Karla is currently a swing in the Broadway show HAMILTON: An American Musical.
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