Karen Yvette Reid was born and raised in South Florida. At the age of 6, she began taking singing lessons with Jammin’ Kids International Music Academy. When Karen started middle school, she really began to discover her love and passion for performing. She got her start in theatre as the Curtain Puller for Tequesta Trace Middle School’s production of Dear Edwina Jr., and went on to compete and “proudly represent, Troupe 6510 with Cypress Bay High School. Karen has performed in venues such as The Hard Rock Casino, East Las Olas Riverfront, and several establishments throughout Broward and Dade County. She’s been a “Special Guest Artist,” for many local school programs, concerts, weddings, county fairs, and for the City of Weston Commerce. She holds an A.A. degree in Theatre Performance from Broward College, and a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has performed in various cabarets, productions, and has even had a hand in vocal coaching. Several of her students placed in competitions and talent shows. It was in college that Karen learned of her potential for growth and what it means to be a professional, something she holds close, and utilizes in her everyday work ethic. Some of her most memorable roles include: Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), Aunt Edith (Charlotte’s Web), Ms. Edna/Lily (Locomotion), Sarah’s Friend (Ragtime), Alice (Big River), Roz Keith (9to5: The Musical), and Zawadi in Festival of the Lion King (FL).
- Greg Crawford
- Karin Olah