Karrie Benedict began her Ballet training at age 5. Her first 7 years focused on learning the syllabus and passing the examinations of the British Royal Academy of Dance. She was a founding member and soloist with The Kalamazoo Ballet, then under the Direction of Advanced Royal Academy member Theresa Bullard. She completed a BFA Honors Degree with a double major in Ballet and Modern Dance from York University, Toronto Ontario Canada. She began working at The Crooked Tree Arts Center in 2009 and is currently teaching Beginning, Beginning Intermediate, and Adult Ballet, Dance Fusion and Advanced Modern Dance.