Karina Lesko (Dancer)
Raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, Karina Lesko began her dance career with the Youth Ballet of Costa Rica. She continued her studies through summer programs with the National Conservatory of Prague, the National School of Cuba, the Superior Art Institute of the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires and La Salle Pleyel, Paris. She completed her B.F.A. at the University of Utah, where she toured as a member of the Character Dance Ensemble. Karina has performed in competitions worldwide, including the International Competition of Varna 2000 and the Music Festival of Paris 2005. She has appeared as a guest artist for the City Ballet of Lima, Peru and worked for Tokyo Disneyland, Japan. Since moving to New York City, she has danced in various festivals and companies including Naganuma Dance, Steps Repertory Ensemble, AgoraII, Dumbo Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow. She is a fully certified Gyrotonic Instructor and is happy to be performing with Nejla Y. Yatkin/NY2 Dance.