Dance is a shared human experience based on the physical body’s impulse to move. Karen Peterson and Dancers, founded in 1990 as a non-profit dance organization, believes that through dance, we can better understand our common humanity by exploring and appreciating this impulse to move and how it elevates the human spirit to do so freely, regardless of perceived or real barriers. KPD is dedicated to the development, education, and presentation of dance through inclusive workshops, professional contemporary dance performances and fostering courage and resilience in the hearts and minds of the company and audiences alike.


Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc. creates and presents inclusive dance of excellence, promotes International Cultural Exchange since 2005 and facilitates “The Talent Showcase,” a twenty-week dance residency program for 250 Miami Dade Public School teens with special needs since 2006.

Karen Peterson Dancers

"daring artistic challenge to society's notions of physical form and graceful movement"

-ENZ Magazine