karen Krolak

A white women with long silver hair dressed for chilly weather. The sun sets through the bare trees behind her.

karen Krolak



karen Krolak (she/her - pronounced Care - wren Crow- lock) is a free-range collaborator who lives with a rare health condition, a “distinctive” laugh, and an eccentric family of artists. Growing up as a middle child roaming the college campuses where her father taught, she relishes exchanging knowledge and connecting people to resources. She has been collaborating with Nicole Harris since 2000 and they are both co-Artistic Directors of Monkeyhouse, an award winning nonprofit that connects communities through choreography. karen is creator of the Dictionary of Negative Space, a co-producer of NACHMO Boston, co-director of aMaSSiT at The Dance Complex, co-curator of the Malden Dance Mile, a Humanities Advisor to The Black Arts Sanctuary, a Board member for the The Flavor Continues and Boston Dance Alliance, a Sustainability Advisor for Subcircle, Minister of Pom Poms and Big Ideas for the Clary and Cimermanis Little Free Library, director/costume designer for Eric John Meyer’s Assemblages, a dramaturg for Jessica Roseman* and Kimberleigh Holman and a freelance audio describer. In 2022, she presented her first solo exhibit at Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN, and she received a Live Arts Boston grant, a Collective Futures Fund Sustaining Practice Grant, and a New England Dance Fund grant.

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