For the past two summers, she has participated in courses in Madrid, Zurich, and Marseille, working with faculty from the Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet and other notable companies. Back in 2014, she was invited to compete in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi with Ayako as her coach. Aside from performing, Karina also has a huge passion for teaching. She has taught at ASB and Colorado Ballet Academy. Karina is forever grateful to Ayako for giving her a solid foundation of ballet training and performing skills. It is an honor for her to return to ASB as a guest and teacher, and she hopes to inspire younger dancers as Ayako and ASB/PYB did (and still does!) for her.