Director & Owner - The LaPointe Academy of Irish Dance
Karen LaPointe is a certified Irish dance teacher with An Coimisiun in Ireland.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Karen began Irish dancing at the age of 8, competing in State and National level competitions for two decades. The highlight of her dance career was competing internationally in the North American Irish Dance Championships in Vancouver in 1997, placing 8th. She qualified and competed in the 1998 World Irish Dance Championships in Killarney, Ireland, in which she placed 25th. In 2000, Karen passed her TCRG exam and became an Irish teacher.
Since moving to New Jersey in 2015 with her husband and three kids, Karen taught Irish classes at Art of Dance in Chester. She then started the LaPointe Academy of Irish Dance in 2019, located at the Broadway Bound Dance Center. She currently teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers.