Karlenn Smith is a recent transplant from Idaho. She danced – ballet, jazz, and contemporary – for 20 years, specializing in ballet, specifically in grande and petite allegro and pas de deux. She put dance on pause while she taught middle school and raised her four kids. After several years, she returned to the dance world and taught ballet in Idaho. She is thrilled to be teaching again here in Bend. She brings with her an ability to connect with and effectively teach children and teens. Dance has the ability to lift and to heal – to this she can attest first-hand. She hopes to instill a lifelong love for the beautiful art of dance into her beautiful students.