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Teaching Artist

Contact Information

Pictured is Daniel Karasik.


  • M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Arts (focus on dance for film), Wilson College
  • B.F.A., Dance, Point Park University

Courses Taught

  • Classical Ballet 
  • Dance Composition I, II, III
  • Entrepreneurship for the Arts
  • Pas de Deux
  • Male Technique


Daniel Karasik is a multidisciplinary artist. As a filmmaker, his most recent silent dance short, Le Spectre de la Rose, was internationally awarded for Best Dance Short, Best Director and Best Original Score.

Karasik has created more than 70 choreographies for stage which have been reviewed as “grace and beauty personified,” having “intellectual glamour,” and being “a wonderfully effective series of dance essays.” His work, Volumes, was in a performance named one of "Pittsburgh’s Seven Most Transportive Dance Programs of 2016."

Karasik has provided artistic direction for the Morgantown Ballet Company and Dayton Arts Project. He has danced professionally in Pittsburgh, with The Georgia Ballet and The Dayton Ballet.

He has taught at Point Park University for 11 years, and continues to teach and choreograph throughout the United States, at companies, schools and festivals.

Selected Artistic Works - Choreography

  • Le Spectre de la Rose, a dance film
  • In the Space Between Us, Point Park University
  • Seasons, ChiArts, Governor's School for the Arts

Teaching Credits

  • American College Dance Association 
  • The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts)
  • Dayton Ballet School
  • Nashville Governor's School for the Arts
  • International Summer Dance and National High School Dance Festival, Point Park University
  • University of Kansas City Missouri
  • Morgantown Dance Studio
  • Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
  • Reed Dance
  • Skidmore College

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