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With her Masters in Dance Education/Choreography, Ms. Fuhrman also has taught “straight” technique classes through out various universities and studios across the US and Europe. Modern dance, improvisation, and choreography classes are her forte.


groundedaerial-04It was thrilling to have Ms. Fuhrman’s work in Broadway Bares. They helped us to raise the roof, raise the pulse, and raise a ton of money with their effortless art!” -Jerry Mitchell, Tony award-winning Broadway choreographer

Karen A. Fuhrman has her M.A. from NYU in choreography and specializes in both ground and aerial dance. She has performed with Pilobolus, seen with 2007 Oscars Award Show, Ellen Degeneres, Good Morning America, and twice on the Conan O’ Brian show. Other credits include Cavalia of Cirque du Soleil, De La Guarda, and MOMIX. She has also danced for the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, MTV, PBS, ABC, and SHOWTIME. She has toured and taught aerial and dance in extensive venues through out the world.

Miss Fuhrman’s work has appeared at Yerba Buena’s Art Festival (San Francisco), Microsoft’s worldwide Vista and Office Logo launch, benefits in Lake Tahoe, Limelight night club (NYC), Company y Company (Barcelona, Spain), Bidvest International Awards Ceremony (Johannesburg, South Africa), Skirball Theater (NYC opening for Neil Diamond), Baila! (National Palace of Culture in Guatemala City), Spiderman II release party, Usher (NYC Gala), Madeski, Martin, and Wood Concert (Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC), the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the ESPY awards for ESPN, the Lincoln Center NYC, America’s Got Talent, Beach House music video, Studio 54, Lagos, Nigeria cooperate event, Sleep No More, and most recently debuted an aerial moment on Broadway with the hit musical Matilda. Ms. Fuhrman wrote, directed and produced an aerial play, Insectinside, with a cast of fourteen dancers, actors, and aerialists. The theatrical spectacle premiered in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Park Slope Brooklyn. Grounded’s most recent international event was in Guatemala City flying, drumming, and dancing for a crowd of 10,000 people for the World Cup. Our most recent workshops were in Boulder, Colorado for the International Aerial Dance Festival. Currently, Ms. Fuhrman is giving aerial and choreographic direction for an off-Broadway show entitled Red Flamboyant, and teaching aerial to professional dancers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

“I had the pleasure of working with Karen recently on a full length dance/aerial show and I am left with the highest regard for her talent and work ethic. She has a rich knowledge and appreciation for physical storytelling, and is a terrific asset in any creative process.”

 -Dreya Webber- Aerial choreographer for Pink. 

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