Brock, Karena (1942–)

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Brock, Karena (1942–)

American ballet dancer. Name variations: Karena Brock-Carlyle or Brock Carlyle. Born Sept 21, 1942; m. John Carlyle (dancer).

During adolescence, danced with Ballet Celeste in San Francisco and Dutch National Ballet in the Netherlands; joined American Ballet Theater upon returning to US where she created roles in Eliot Feld's Eccentrique (1971) and Dennis Nahat's Momentum (1969), Mendelssohn Symphony (1971) and Some Times (1972); named principal dancer of Ballet Theater (1973); appeared in Ballet Theater Workshop's staging of Richard Wagner's Beatrice (1964), Enrique Martinez' Balladen der Liebe (1965), Robert Goldstein's Way Out (1970), Tomm Rudd's Polyandrion (1973), and numerous others; danced throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as US and Canada; performed at White House for 2 presidents; served as artistic director of Savannah Ballet; founded Hilton Head Dance School in SC with husband (1993) and has co-directed the school ever since.