Hometown: Petaluma, Calif.
BalletMet company member since: 2014
Favorite local spot: Hocking Hills! My husband and I love going on hikes there (especially in the fall).
Surprising fact: I really enjoy DIY projects—anything from knitting to building furniture!
Karen Wing began her dance training at Petaluma School of Ballet. Ms. Wing continued her education at the University of California-Irvine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2013 with a BFA in dance performance and a minor in business management. While in college, she worked extensively with Donald McKayle, Jodie Gates and was selected to be a part of Molly Lynch’s National Choreographers Initiative in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Ms. Wing danced for the Sacramento Ballet for one season before joining BalletMet in 2014. Ms. Wing has had the pleasure of performing works by choreographers such as Edwaard Liang, Ma Cong, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, James Kudelka, Matthew Neenan, Val Caniparoli, Trey McIntyre, Andi Schermoly, Christopher Wheeldon, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, and Ohad Naharin. In 2015, Ms. Wing was selected to be one of Pointe magazine’s “2015 Stars of the Corps” and in 2016, Pointe recognized her performance in “Carmen.maquia” as one of the standout performances of the year. Ms. Wing is now in her fifth season with BalletMet.