Kara Menendez

Joffrey Ballet School

Kara Menendez is currently a swing at Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway. Originally from Tinton Falls, a New Jersey native, she is a New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble Alumni. After many years of training under artistic director Nancy Turano, Kara furthered her dance studies and attended Marymount Manhattan College where she performed works by Emery Lecrone, Paul Taylor, Alexandra Damiani, Norbert De La Cruz, Darrell Moultrie, Adam Baruch, Breton Tyner Bryan and Larry Kegwin. She graduated magna cum laude receiving her BFA Degree in Dance with a Ballet Concentration along with a Business Minor. Post graduation her professional credits include Off-Broadway Women On Fire: Stories from the Frontlines and Anne of Green Gables (Royal Family Productions). Regional theatre credits include West Side Story (Virginia Repertory Theatre) and Mamma Mia! (Axelrod Performing Arts Center). She has also been featured in a music video for the pop-rock band KITTEN (song: Strange Embrace). Internationally Kara performed in Tokyo Broadcasting Service’s production of West Side Story at IHI Stage Around; a 360 degree theatre in Tokyo, Japan. She has traveled all around the United States judging with Starbound National Talent Competition.