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Karen Peterson 29th year foresight into the dance community and her inclusive vision for dancers with and without disabilities are to be applauded.  She is one of the few groundbreaking choreographers nationwide that has embraced “physically integrated dance” through the creation, presentation, and education of this inclusive, unique dance form. Ms. Peterson has received multiple grants and awards for her company’s work as well as invitations from ten countries abroad that seek knowledge about how to create and present mixed-ability work. The Talent Showcase, now in its 13th year, has reached over 5000 teens with special needs, through dance instruction and performance since 2006 and the company has provided employment for hundreds of local dance artists, technicians, costume designers, video artists, musicians, graphic designers and stagehands since 1990.


Help us continue this energy to preserve this well-loved dance company. Donate to the company’s development of FORWARD MOTION 2” and the Knight Foundation will match every dollar towards the Miami International Festival of Physically Integrated Dance that will take place September 2019. Your tax-deductible donation will produce events within the Miami-Dade Schools, commission new work for Forward Motion or have a Corporate Sponsor's name dedicated to one evening's performance. 


Your donation of $100 plus will be matched one for one by the Knight Foundation, your name will be listed in all 2019-20 KPD publications, press materials and you will be invited to post-performance receptions to meet the performers. 


You may make a donation via PayPal by clicking on the button "Make a Credit Card Donation Here" or by mailing a check to:

Karen Peterson and Dancers, 8700B SW 129th Terrace, Miami, FL 33176-5904 




Board Members of Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc.




Karen Peterson and Dancers is funded in part by: “the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge, helping bring South Florida together through the arts” by The Children's Trust. The Trust a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners, by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts." Supported in by: Coldwell Bankers, The Mildred Pallas Levenson Dance Foundation, Miami Salon Group.  Citizens Interested in the Arts, the Whitten Foundation, CEP APAP Travel Award and Funding Arts Network. 

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