Kari has inspired many students and audiences throughout her dance journey and is respectful of the art of teaching as well as performance. Her training includes Walnut Hill School of the Arts (Natick, MA), Edge Performing Arts Center and Millinenium Dance Complex (Los Angeles, CA) . Kari’s concert performance experience includes Interweave Dance Theatre, guest artist in the Commonality Dance Benefit Show, Damsels Contemporary Dance Company, Wayne Foster and the Choreographer’s Ball in Zurich, Switerland. Her commercial experience includes Wamm TV commercial, Denver Broncos CBS Affiliate commercial, Nikken Industrial and Spyder Skiwear dancer/model. She was a featured dancer for the Mirage Hotel New Year’s Celebration Show and for the music video “Want to Take You Down” by Saliva. Kari is currently the owner and artistic director of Synergy Dance Academy studios where her students have experienced continued success in companies, colleges, and the commercial world of dance. Synergy Dance Academy, currently ranked in the top ten dance studios in the northwest region by the Federation of Dance Competitions, is home to the 2011 West Coast National Teen Champion as well as the 2011 Pro-Am Open Ballroom National Champion. Ms. Herman has won numerous awards for choreography and technical excellence on both the regional and national level. Kari tours as a master teacher with Dance Directive, and teaches as well as choreographs for colleges and studios across the country and Canada. She has had the pleasure to tour as an assistant teacher with the Los Angeles based teacher/choreographer Malaya throughout Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.