Karen Hardy Dance


Who am I? ACHIEVEMENTS
MY AMATEUR CAREER
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LIFE AFTER DEATH
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My amateur career

Born and raised in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England I started my dancing career at the age of five. Since then I have travelled the world and been part of many wonderful experiences that are open to those lucky enough to achieve success in the world of dance.

At 16, choosing dance as my career was a worrying time for my parents. They made it clear I had to choose to either further my education in college and not pursue my dancing dream or I had to get out and earn money as my parents had already supported me for many years.  It was my turn to start chasing my dream and put my money where my mouth was!  I have since travelled the world and been part of many wonderful experiences that are open to those lucky enough to achieve success in the world of competitive dance.

At the age of eighteen, and after believing I had achieved as much as I would be able to in the UK, I decided that I was going to move to America, where I felt all my dreams would come true. I had never been away from home before let alone overseas however, so were my desires to win, my parents nervously let me go. Competing extensively throughout the US I achieved both East and West Coast Amateur Championship titles.

After two successful years in America, my career brought me back to England. Here I teamed up with a partner already established as a rising star of Latin American Dance, Mark Lunn, who regularly appeared in semi-finals of all major championships. After only six months together we broke straight into world famous finals, the first being at the International Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The partnership was very successful for four years, where we finished in the top six of all, World, European, International, British and United Kingdom Championships.

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