Karlee is a fairly new #Laner on our NYC team. She joined the Lane August 2016 and has quickly become one of our favorites! Her positive attitude and energy make her a perfect fit for the Lane. She recently completed a 5 month activation and became close with several of the Laners.
Karlee was raised as a musical theatre kid. She’s been in the business for 10 years now. For the past 3 years she has been directing a competition dance company in South Carolina. She finally decided to move back to New York to pursue her dreams. It was difficult for Karlee to leave her students and her family but it has been the best decision for her career. Karlee is now preforming with Aladdin’s first National Tour!
When Karlee’s not working on the Lane or out performing you can find her working out, playing video games, drinking coffee, reading, watching nerdy movies, cooking with the beau, going on adventures, and just having fun with whatever she’s doing!
What do you love about the lane?
The people. Everyone at Mustard has been such a joy to work for and work with!
Blue vs Yellow?
What famous person would you want to meet?
Justin Timberlake. Middle school (and adult) Karlee’s DREAM!
What is your spirit animal and why?
A red Fox! Well, obviously because we have the same hair color. They are cute, and silly, and slinky, and I think I’m all of those things! lol.
If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?
Jennifer Lopez. Because, booty.
Favorite movie/ why?
Nerdy Sci-fi Movies are my JAM! Any movie that can take you to another world and make you actually BELIEVE in that world!
What character have you always wanted to play?
Roxie Hart in Chicago. My Mom played her right before she had me!
Favorite 90s jam
N*SYNC All the way.
Something that made you smile today
Chris Hemsworth. Thor, yes please.
Your best halloween costume?
Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. Pre and Post full house. There was a costume change involved.
Morning or night person?
What’s your hidden talent?
Getting kids to laugh.
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
Buy all the pups from the pet stores, buy a farm and let them roam free for all eternity!
Most embarrassing moment
Auditioning for Dance scholarships when i was about 13 and It was down to the last award. Female Dancer of the weekend. I thought they called my number and hopped up on stage to dance again. YAY! Looking around, I counted an extra body on stage…….it was me. I had to slink away before anyone noticed i wasn’t suppose to be there. Embarrassing. Everyone noticed, yet no one said a thing. LOL!
Best thing that happened to you this week
My boyfriend got me the best present ever! He made a Long Distance Survival Chest for me. Since I’m away on tour he individually wrapped about 8 different things and labeled each one with a cute little phrase. Everything I would need to get through the days when we couldn’t be together! It was the most thoughtful gift I’ve ever received and the biggest reminder of how amazing and special he is!
What time period would you visit in history?
Prohibition! I would love to wear all the flapper dresses and go to speakeasies!
What’s the longest word you know? (NO GOOGLING)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Musical Theatre nerd. lol
Who do you look up to the most and why?
My Mamma! She is one of the most talented, kind, and passionate woman I know. She has had an amazing career full of shows, classes, and choreography, and raised me at the same time! Daddy helped too, but my mom is really a super hero, and my best friend!