Karen Fuhrman

Karen A. Fuhrman has her M.A. from NYU in choreography and specializes in both ground and aerial dance. She is currently an adjunct professor at De Sales University. 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 throughout the world.

Grounded Aerial® 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), 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, an opening in Lagos, Nigeria, Sleep No More, and debuted an aerial moment on Broadway with the hit musical Matilda. Ms. Fuhrman wrote, directed and produced an aerial play, Insectinside, which premiered in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Park Slope Brooklyn. Grounded Aerial® was in Guatemala City for a crowd of 10,000 people for the World Cup. Grounded Aerial® also holds aerial workshops nationally and internationally. Ms. Fuhrman’s choreography can also be seen on NBC’s primetime show, “I Can Do That!” She conceptualized a 35-minute aerial play, performed on the side of a 22-strory building, for the Rochester Fringe Festival. Last summer she toured throughout Brazil, and is now certifying students around the world in Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training Courses. Grounded Aerial® has certified 48 people around the world in the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Portugal, South Africa, and soon Wales and the UK. Her most recent aerial piece was performed and highlighted in the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.

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