KARLA ESPAILLAT began her dance studies in the Dominican Republic at the age of 7 at the National School of Dance in Santo Domingo. She graduated as a featured dancer eight years later. Following graduation she was accepted into the Dominican National Ballet as an apprentice and later was promoted to the corps de ballet. Following her time with Dominican National Ballet, Ms. Espaillat joined the Madrid Chamber Ballet in Madrid, Spain. She performed for five years with the company as a soloist. Ms. Espaillat hold a master’s degree in Choreography and Interpretation of Classical Dance from the King Juan Carlos University (Spain). This is Karla’s first season with Collage.