Born and raised in New Zealand, Karyn began her early training in IDTA and RAD ballet and later trained in modern Jazz and Contemporary. Karyn was an active dance student and performed in various theatre and dance productions throughout New Zealand including an extra with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
In 1997 Karyn was awarded the New Zealand Scholarship Award for ballet. She was the youngest recipient to be awarded this honour.
Upon completion of her final Advanced 2 exam which she passed with honours, Karyn decided to expand her passion for dance into teaching.
Along with her dance teaching, Karyn also works in the area of children's services. Karyn has a great passion for children and enjoys watching them grow and express themselves through dance and music.