Karma Sewell-Carpenter

Ms. Karma is a native New Yorker and has performed in off Broadway productions and has choreographed several productions in New York and Maryland.

"I am dedicated to teaching our children as well as adults the power of the arts. I want them to have the same experience, fun and wonderment that I had growing up in the theater. The arts can bring so much energy and creativity out of our children. It gives the power of imagination to be whoever they want to be".


Raynia Lynn Stokes

Raynia has twenty – seven years of dance experience and seven years of teaching and choreography experience.  Raynia pursued dance under Mrs. Cynthia Stephens.  She joined the dance company her second year of school.  Dancing in the company opened many opportunities such as: plays, musicals, solos, and competitions.  Raynia later found her love for modern when she studied at CCBC – Catonsville under Ms. Stephanie Briggs.  Raynia helped Ms. Briggs co – choreograph the end of the year dance final, which was an honor.  

In 2004, Raynia directed the Edreco dance program with the help of Miss Whittney Brown teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip – hop, modern, and pointe.  While teaching at Edreco, Raynia also taught at Karmas Dance Factory and Celebration of the Arts teaching ballet and tap.  While teaching for CSA, she was asked to dance in an annual Christmas spectacular with world known opera singer Kishna Davis who has been in Broadway musicals such as Porgy and Bess.  

Raynia then went back to college to become a dance major at CCBC - Essex to receive her A.A.  During her time at CCBC - Essex she traveled to New York to take classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps.  She also was a company member for Emily Berry with EB3.   

After she left CCBC, Raynia continued dancing at Baltimore Dance Center as a member of the company Danceattack.  Raynia was given the opportunity to dance at the Promo Justin Timberlake Launch Party for “Play” at Macy’s in Towson Town Center.  Raynia became a professional dancer for local artist Evie G. and is currently a professional dancer for Tamira Cannie.  She is also featured in a local artist video.  Raynia will continue her journey and love of dance for many years to come.


Monique Lynn

Monique was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She started dancing at the age of three. She began training at local dance studios like Baltimore Dance Tech. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts but also attended and graduated from George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology. After graduating in 2007, she attended Columbia College Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA for film. While living there for two years she studied dance at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. She is currently back in Baltimore, MD and teaching dance at Karma Dance Factory.


Ruby Harrell

Ruby has over 20 years of dance experience in the style of hip hop. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and trained at Modern Dance Arts studio in funk, jazz and hip hop. Trained also in Chicago, IL in styles of breaking, popping, locking, commercial hip hop, street jazz, West African, and contemporary, Ruby performed and trained 4 years at the professional level as a member of Culture Shock Chicago.

As a member of Culture Shock she has performed for AIBA World Boxing Opening Ceremony, Dance Chicago, Nike 3-on-3 tournament, East Coast Dance Competition, AKIRA fashion show, "The One", "Bringing It From the Streets", Choreographer's Showcase, D.A.R.E program assemblies, various corporate and private events as well as community outreach programs. She has also danced for Storm Mobile Entertainment. Independently she has performed for Barton G Industrial Showcase, Danny Clark Foundation fundraiser, Nu Blue Band and performed as part of an opening act for music artist Rick Ross.

Ruby has performed in music videos for the following artists: Kid Sister featuring Kanye West, Reychesta the Secret Weapon featuring Twista, Girl Shy, Nikki Lynette, and was choreographer for artist Crystal V for "Get You Back" music video.

She has trained, choreographed, and taught dancers ages 6 to adult and with a focus on style, technique, and most of all having fun!


Laura Carey-Blackman

Assistant Director/Zumba® Instructor

Laura  holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education. She is currently a teacher in the public school system. Ms. Laura continues to make contributions to the community with after school activities and dance fitness classes. She continues to show her love for the cultural arts by volunteering at the dance studio. If parents and students have questions regarding classes, tuition and costumes, she is the one to see.

Licensed to Teach:

  • Zumba® – Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Participants are getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.
  • Zumbatomic® – Designed exclusively for children (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Zumbatomic increases the children's focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination.
  • Zumba Gold® – Zumba Gold targets modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.
  • Zumba® Toning – When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.

Alvin T. Williams

Alvin T. Williams is a Dancer, Actor, and Model that was born and raised in Baltimore, MD who started entertaining professionally at the age of 16. He has worked with Nordstrom, Carmelo Anthony, Mercedes Benz, PBS kids, Rapper Trina and other artists. Alvin first received training through studying musical theatre at the Arena Players (Baltimore, MD), followed by theatre at Catonsville High School. Soon after graduating, Alvin danced with several dance groups to increase his knowledge and took classes at Broadway Dance Center (Manhattan,NY) and Dance 411 (Atlanta,GA). With Alvin's outgoing and friendly personality, he plans to work with amazing companies, photographers, and choreographers/artists.


Tressa A. Eden

Zumba® Fitness Instructor

Hello! My name is Tressa. I enjoy teaching ZUMBA and I L-O-V-E to dance! If you haven't tried ZUMBA then you don't know what you're missing! If you love to dance and lose weight at the same time, ZUMBA is the way to do it! We have sooooo much fun in my classes, we do a variety of International dances ie. Cumbia, Salsa, Merenque, Samba,Tango, Brizilian, Belly Dance, Hip/Hop,Reggaeton, Cha-Cha, Country, Rock and Roll, Sexy and Techno to name a few! If you have no inhibitions and love to shake your booty, my class is the one for you! So drop in sometimes and be ready to dance your butt off! Classes are just $6.00! See you soon!

I am also available for birthday parties,summer camps, corporate gatherings, family reunions, and fundraisers!

Come Join The Party! :)


Amira Eden

Modeling Class

Hi Everyone! I've been modeling since I was three years old, and I'm excited to have a modeling class at Karmas Dance Factory. While attending Flair Studio here in Baltimore, I learned poise and grace that so many young girls and boys these days lack.

This class will be about showing students how to be confident and giving them a positive self-image through poise, elegance and presence. My young students will not be in 6 inch heels with pounds of extra hair and make-up, but will learn how to present themselves in a professional manner, which will allow them to portray a positive image overall and empower them not only on stage, but also make a positive impact in their everyday lives. I've modeled for world renowned Travis Winkey, who taught me the importance of character; and the lovely Andrea Travis, who encourages me to be at my best 100%.

Class will be fun and character building :)

Parents will not be disappointed!


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