Tanya Karn
Choreographer
ACTRA
“Tanya’s passion for dancing shines through in rehearsal and on stage and I am very proud and lucky to say that she dances for me”
–Victoria Duffield, Recording Artist

Tanya Karn’s versatility across dance style, product, and target audience is one of the few traits that has contributed to her success as a choreographer. Tanya extensively trained for 16 years across a variety of styles, including hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet, pointe, tap, and lyrical. She then began her professional dance career at the age of 15, working closely with choreographer Luther Brown. Her dance career then expanded to projects with Disney, Nickelodeon, YTV, and CW Network, and she has danced for artists such as Jason DeRulo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fifth Harmony, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Victoria Duffield, and many more.

Tanya has developed a professional career as both an assistant and head choreographer on a wide array of work ranging from music videos, to television, to live productions. She worked as an assistant choreographer to choreographer, casting director and producer of the Family Channel Show “The Next Step”, Amy Wright across three seasons, and then was promoted and hired as a guest choreographer for episodes in Season 6. Her choreography can also be seen on a variety of performances through YTV, including The Next Star Pre-Show, The Next Star Finale, Supergroup Finale, and the live performance YTV Summer Beach Bash. Her additional credits include assistant choreographer for Romeo Entertainment, working with artists such as Vita Chambers on her Fix You Tour and DJ Climaxx at the Kiss 92.5 Wham Bam Concert. She also worked very closely with jazz funk band KC Roberts and the Live Revolution on three of their music videos, titled “Electric Lovers”, “Drift Away”, and “Diamond on the Dance Floor”. Her choreography can also be seen in the music videos “Home To You” by New Country Rehab and “Love Always Finds You” by Manorwood.

Tanya has branched into the corporate world, working on a performance of Thriller for a Halloween gathering with Compass. Tanya made her international choreography debut working as not only the choreographer, but the creative director of Danny Fernande’s Dear Life Tour that travelled to venues all across China! Most recently, Tanya was hired to work as movement coordinator on the new Amazon Prime series Them: Covenant filmed in Los Angeles.

On top of her extensive experience in dance and choreography, Tanya completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also the Co-Owner/Director of the new solo dance event Battle of the Next Generation, designed to provide young, aspiring dancers with the knowledge, experience, and opportunities they need to break into the professional dance industry. She then created the company Education of the Next Generation, which works within the school boards to educate and inspire students and teachers through curriculum-based dance workshops. Through it all, she has gained plenty of knowledge with the many work opportunities and experiences she has had over her years in the industry. She is excited to continue expanding her choreography on both a local and international level!