As an award-winning choreographer, Karen Sieber fashions stories of dance and movement for stage and screen. By seeking truthfulness, both emotionally and conceptually, Karen finds unique and stylish ways to tell a story. Her work and approach involve layering emotional concepts, spirited movement, and raw imagery to tell stories of depth.
Speaking five languages fluently, Karen was born and raised in Switzerland. Her training spanned with Zurich Dance Theater; Raza Hamadi's Ballet Jazz Art (France); Matt Mattox’s JazzArt (France); to assisting Broadway greats on shows such as Some Like It Hot (starring Tony Curtis); Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (starring Millicent Martin); A Christmas Carol (starring Kelsey Grammer) and many others.
Karen is known for the world premiere of the musical Holmes, The Legend in Prague (Czech Republic); the re-imagined production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars (Houston); her work for the Guggenheim Works & Process series (NYC); and the dance film-series ResistDance. Karen has choreographed premiere productions that have played Off-Broadway, Broadway Workshop productions, as well as many International Productions and companies.
Karen excels at finding and creating the unexpected. Her goal is to layer works that blend fierce expression with hidden stillness to captivate an audience. As a collaborator, Karen is perceptive and honest through her interactions with other creatives and strives to always be a positive force in the room.
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HOLMES, THE LEGEND
Karlin Music Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
Book, Music and Lyrics by Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý | Direction by Gabriel Barre | Choreography by Karen Sieber
World Premiere: opened Oct. 28, 2018-present.
WE ARE AMEENA
world premiere musical, NYC
From Syria to America: families, cultures and hearts collide in this powerful and timely soul/rock musical.
Produced by A2K Theatricals, Ricardo Marques & Littlelion Productions
Direction by Adam Karsten I Co-Creation and Choreography by Karen Sieber
Music by John Deley I Add. Music by Nicola Vazquez I Lyrics by Billy Seidman I Add. Lyrics Pete Miser and Nicola Vazquez
Staged Reading: New 42nd Street Studios, March 28th and 29th, 2019; with a Tier 3 Developmental Workshop Production to follow in April of 2020 in NYC.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
a virtual fundraising gala
Dance Lab New York has joined with Supermajority to present an evening of dance and creative collaboration, featuring music from the new musical JEANNETTE.
Throughout the evening, three female dance makers will explore and debut brand new choreography to the music from Jeannette, with special guest appearances by Jane Fonda and Cecile Richards; and hosted by Misty Copland.
October 2nd, 2020, 8PM EDT
Comissioned by DLNY and Supermajority I Artistic Direction by Josh Prince I Music by Ari Afsar I Choreographed by Karla Garcia, Karen Sieber and Yusha-Marie Sorzano