Karina Cardella graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time at the university, Karina performed works from distinguished choreographers such as Jerome Robins and Ohad Naharin. Furthermore, she has performed as a soloist in professional performances alongside the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Karina has spent her summers dancing with Oklahoma City Ballet and Perry Mansfield on scholarship, in addition to attending the LA Dance Festival on full scholarship. Karina is currently dancing in St. Louis with The Big Muddy Dance Company.