Karina Halevy

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Image Description: Black and white photo of Karina (white skin, brown hair, red button-down, black leggings, white socks, blue mask) doing an attitude to the back on stage. Picture credits: Titus Jahng, 2022.

Interests

  • ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, character/folk, jazz, musical theater
  • directing and/or choreographing performances that reconstruct (or deconstruct (?)) fairytales/sci-fi or tell stories about broader things like health (mental & physical), neurodivergence, and social/cultural/gendered experiences
  • lighting design/programming/board operations, technical production, stage management, data/operations/finance management, publicity, front-of-house, sound design/engineering/board operations, video/media design/engineering/operation
  • if necessary I can also sing at like, a mezzo-soprano range, either operatically or not operatically whatever

Background

Selected Stage Experience

Choreography

  • “Adagio”: contemporary ballet small-group dance, performed in Prelude by En Pointe, spring 2024
  • “full bloom: a folk fusion”: mixed European character dance solo, performed in SCS Day Talent Show by CMU, winter 2024
  • “Mazurka”: mixed European character dance solo, performed in ARTS FIRST DanceFest by Harvard Office for the Arts (OFA), spring 2023
  • “shapeshifting”: ballet-based modern trio, performed in [intervals] by Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC), spring 2023
  • “The Interval Closes / Company Piece (93)”: modern large-group dance, performed in [intervals] by HRMDC, spring 2023, co-choreographed with Mira Becker & Jessica Hung
  • “stirring in the stillness of the night”: modern/lyrical solo, guest-performed in Vignettes by Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, winter 2023
  • “asymmetry”: ballet-based modern solo, performed in metamorphosis by HRMDC, fall 2022
  • “i’ll see you again”: ballet-based modern trio, performed in metamorphosis by HRMDC, fall 2022
  • “core memories/company piece 92”, modern large-group dance, performed in metamorphosis by HRMDC, fall 2022, co-choreographed with Mira Becker
  • “taking the power”: ballet-based modern solo, performed in translations by HRMDC, spring 2022
  • “company piece 91 (?)”: jazz-based modern large-group dance, performed in translations by HRMDC, spring 2022, with small-group and solo snippets choreographed by other company members
  • “simple things”: ballet-based modern quartet, performed in archive by HRMDC, fall 2021
  • “dreaming”: ballet-based modern solo, performed in daybreak by HRMDC, spring 2021
  • “f l y i n g”: ballet-based modern duet, performed in surreal by HRMDC, fall 2020, co-choreographed with Veronica Tang
  • “the flow of time”: modern small-group work-in-progress (cancelled because of COVID), planned for performance in ca\dence by HRMDC, spring 2020
  • “Hungarian Dance No. 4”: Hungarian character-based solo, performed in Dancing Around the Clock by Los Altos High School Advanced Jazz Dance, spring 2019
  • “Czardas”: Hungarian character-based solo, performed in City of Dance by Los Altos High School Advanced Jazz Dance, spring 2018

Dance (choreographed by other people)

  • “Glass Pieces”, “Disappear”, “Incanto”: contemporary ballet & pointe group roles in Prelude by En Pointe, spring 2024
  • “to love’s end”: traditional Chinese group dance, performed in The Legend of Nezha by CMU Awareness of Roots in Chinese Culture
  • “Flying”: contemporary group dance, performed in Liminal by Lunar Gala, spring 2024
  • “Dance of the Snowflakes”, “Russian Trepak”, & “Waltz of the Flowers”: ballet group, character duet, & pointe small-group roles in The Nutcracker by En Pointe, fall 2023
  • “Narcissist”: contemporary group dance, performed in DS: RIFT by DS, fall 2023
  • “Pas Des Trois Des Odalisques” from Le Corsaire: ballet group dance, performed in DS: RIFT, fall 2023
  • “baby C’Est La Vie!”: jazz funk group dance, performed in DS: RIFT, fall 2023
  • “learn to let go”: modern quartet, performed in [intervals] by HRMDC, spring 2023
  • Margot (1 of 6 Grisettes) & Pontevedran Dancer: jazz & ballet small-group dance + singing roles, performed in The Merry Widow by Harvard College Opera, winter 2023
  • “hast thou slain the jabberwock?”: ballet-based modern trio, performed in ARTS FIRST DanceFest by OFA, spring 2022
  • “my mother told me”: modern small-group dance, performed in archive by HRMDC, fall 2021
  • “this is…45”: modern large-group dance, performed in archive by HRMDC, fall 2021
  • “bird set free”: modern small-group dance, performed in an escape by HRMDC, fall 2019
  • “The Ones Who Had Loved Her the Most”: modern trio, performed in an escape by HRMDC, fall 2019
  • Trio from Walpurgisnacht: ballet, performed in Springtime Novelettes by Bayer Ballet Academy, spring 2016
  • Snow Queen: ballet role, performed in The Snow Queen by Bayer Ballet, fall 2015
  • Garden Enchantress: ballet role, performed in The Snow Queen by Bayer Ballet, fall 2014 & 2015
  • “Bells” from Fountain of Bakhchisarai: lead role in ballet trio, performed in summer intensive showcase by Bayer Ballet, summer 2015
  • Trolls, Robbers, Icicles: ballet large-group roles, performed in The Snow Queen by Bayer Ballet, fall 2014
  • Lead Chinese: ballet role, performed in Winter Fairy Tale by Bayer Ballet, fall 2013
  • Little Sheep: ballet trio, performed in Winter Fairy Tale by Bayer Ballet, fall 2012
  • Moldavian Dance: Moldavian folk large-group dance, performed in Springtime Novelettes and International School of the Peninsula Gala with Bayer Ballet, spring 2012 & 2013
  • Hershey Kiss, Waltz of the Flowers, Snow Scene: ballet large-group roles, performed in Winter Fairy Tale by Bayer Ballet, fall 2011 - 2013

Lighting

Directing

Producing, Stage-Managing, Front-of-House, Sound, etc.

  • Production Coordinator & Sound + Projections Engineer for Prelude by En Pointe, spring 2024
  • Stage Manager for Tartans Got Talent by CMU Spring Carnival Committee, spring 2024
  • Backdoor Stage Manager for CMU Greek Sing, spring 2024
  • House Manager for Beyond Us by Scotch’n’Soda (S’n’S), winter 2024
  • Assistant Techie in Charge for CMU LTI’s Welcome Back Party & Talent Show, winter 2024
  • Sound load-in crew for Carrie by S’n’S, fall 2023
  • Stage Manager for Benefit Cabaret by S’n’S, fall 2023
  • Student Producer for ARTS FIRST DanceFest, spring 2023
  • Unofficial sound designer for [intervals], spring 2023
  • Producer for Falling Together, Laura Coe’s senior thesis performance, winter 2023
  • Usher & set changeover crew for choral & orchestral concerts, speaker events, dance installations, & movie screenings at Sanders Theater, fall 2022 - winter 2023
  • Usher for The Merry Widow, winter 2023
  • Stage Manager for translations, spring 2022, with Mira Becker
  • Treasurer for archive, fall 2021
  • Treasurer for daybreak, spring 2021