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Karen Deffner

Dance & Movement Teacher

Karen Deffner has been teaching Dance and Movement at Xavier since 2018. Karen is a creative, data-driven, strategic marketing professional and experienced dancer. She has extensive experience in Social Media, Graphic Designs, Print, Event Planning, Dance Instruction and more! In addition to being a dance instructor at Xavier, she owns Ballroom Dance Company and is the founder of Motion Dance Center in Houston TX. Karen received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Public Relations and is Certified with Danced Educators of America, Fred Astaire Dance Corporation and National Dance Council of America (NDCA). She has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, was part of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders “Making the Team” (season 10) and trained with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson from Dancing With The Stars.

Karen's passion for dance and love for teaching is unique. She looks forward to not only her growth as a dancer but to the growth of her students and people who want to learn the art of dance. She loves to inspire people with music and dance while competing regionally and nationally.

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