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For over 40 years, Karen Kresge has starred in the professional ice show business, first as a lead soloist for 10 years in Shipstads and Johnson’s Ice Follies. She then successfully translated her training and talent into roles as Creative Director, Director and Choreographer of over 80 U.S. and International Professional Ice Shows: Holiday On Ice/Europe; Scott Hamilton’s Stars On Ice; “The Nutcracker, A Fantasy On Ice” starring Robin Cousins and Dorothy Hamill; World Figure Skating Championships and Special Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies; Cedar Fair Theme Parks, “Snoopy On Ice”/US, 2000-present. She created choreography for numerous Olympic and World Champion skaters including Kristi Yamaguchi, Rosalynn Sumners and Brian Boitano; and was a Celebrity Judge, Torvill & Dean’s “Dancing on Ice” UK/ITV skating reality show.
Closer to home, she is most proud of the many professional summer and Christmas ice show productions created here for and with the late “Peanuts” cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz and his family during the 25 years of their close collaboration and friendship, which led to her long association with Snoopy’s Home Ice.
In 2019 Karen was inducted into the Proskaters Hall Of Fame.
Returning to Snoopy’s Home Ice coaching staff, Karen is enthusiastically excited to coach & choreograph all levels of skating talent, beginner through advanced. She specializes in Showcase choreography for amateur skaters utilizing her creative sense of entertainment and showmanship. Additionally, her “Got Performance” theatricality seminars are popular in stretching the interpretive and improvisational aspects which enrich a skater’s overall performance.
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