Kara Brody’s dance training began in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where she later received a BFA from Wayne State University. During her time in Detroit, she worked closely with artists Stefanie Batten Bland, Eddie Taketa, Dwight Rhoden, Clifford Williams, Trey McIntyre, and Kate Hutter. In 2015, Kara toured internationally to Seoul, South Korea with ArtLabJ dance company for the New Dance for Asia International Festival.
Kara relocated to Chicago, IL in 2016. She is currently in process with Khecari under the direction of Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer for their newest work, “Marginalia.” She is in her third season with Lucky Plush Productions under the direction of Julia Rhoads. She has performed with The Cambrians for their annual showcase “Chicago Dances,” for two consecutive years, performing works by Shannon Alvis, Keven Iega Jeff, and Alice Klock. In 2018, Kara collaborated with Amanda Maraist on “Burrow, Tousle” which premiered at Links Hall in conjunction with IS/LAND, a local Asian collective. Kara has also performed at High Concept Labs with Amanda Maraist in collaboration with local musician, Christopher Elmore.
Kara teaches in Chicago and throughout the midwest. She has been on faculty at Visceral, Dovetail Studios, The Cambrians’ Winter Intensive, Brighton Dance Festival, The Dance Place LTD., and Actors Gymnasium.