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Karen Kain
Born (1951-03-28) March 28, 1951 (age 65)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Residence Toronto, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education National Ballet School of Canada
Occupation Ballet dancer, administrator
Spouse(s) Ross Petty (1983–present)

I really felt it was time for a new vision.
The arts are an integral part of the city's economic progress.
Canadians are very proud of me, of my career.
I know there are going to be big challenges financially, but I'm excited artistically. I think that if the experience is better artistically, then we have more hope in the future.
Karen Kain
I know how demanding the process of creation is.
There's nothing like the force and challenge of a new ballet to galvanize everyone involved in bringing it to life.
Karen Kain
The importance of the arts to the societies in which they thrive is well documented.
Karen Kain
Dancers, like all performing artists, like nothing better than to be challenged.
Karen Kain
In the world of classical ballet there are only a handful of story ballets, so getting a new one is cause for excitement.
Karen Kain
When I grow up I am going to be a ballerina. I will be in Giselle. It will be so much fun being a ballerina.
Karen Kain
In my life, there have always been people who guided my path, towards the school, towards this company. I didn't know about any of it. I didn't have a plan. It's good fortune and generosity from other people that have given me all I have today.
Karen Kain
It's a time to reflect and appreciate all the contributions that others have made to my career and my life. My vision is nothing that hasn't been gleaned or understood from watching and working with so many people I admire before me.
Karen Kain
Treasure the things about you that make you different and unique.
Even if I had nothing to do with the Canada Council, I'd be praying for it.
Karen Kain
Talent will only take you so far, and it is your ability to feel the music and explore a movement that will bring you the greatest pleasure in dance.
Karen Kain
Know that there is so much more to you than your body. It's not just about perfecting the steps; you must trust your instincts to tell deep, emotional stories through the steps that you are performing.
Karen Kain
To be able to make decisions and see them come to fruition and feel the excitement around them, what it generates within the company, how the artists get motivated – that's the most rewarding part; feeling I can be a catalyst for an artistic experience for our artists and for the public.
Karen Kain

Friday night is our date night. We really carve out time for each other.
Like everyone else, I want to go on dancing forever, but I know the day is going to come when I will have to be doing something else.
Karen Kain
It's a different era. Our job now is to show leadership and vision and to help the next generation of artists.
Karen Kain
We have a renewed energy and vigor in our supporters and we are no longer so frightened about the future.
Karen Kain
What's a dancer's worst enemy? Sometimes it's age, but sometimes it's the dancer themselves.
Karen Kain
Surround yourself with people who provide you with support and love and remember to give back as much as you can in return.
Karen Kain
I want to leave this company in the best possible shape.
You're terrified that nothing will ever give you the fulfillment that dancing has given you.
Karen Kain
Friday night is our date night. We really carve out time for each other.