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Karla Puno Garcia

Karla Puno Garcia is the first Filipina and woman of color to choreograph the Tony Awards (76th Annual). Her work is seen in the opening number and Joel Grey/ John Kander tribute as a duet with Ariana Debose and Julianne Hough.

Karla recently choreographed the 76th Annual Tony Awards Opening number and tribute to John Kander. She co-choreographed Days of Wine and Roses at the Atlantic Theater and the Starz Network series Power Book III: Raising Kanaan. Other credits include additional scenes in the Netflix film Tick, Tick ... BOOM!, directed by Lin Manuel Miranda; ENCORES Off-Center production of Gone Missing; Somewhere at the Geva Theatre, the new Duncan Sheik musical Noir at the Alley Theatre; Other World at Delaware Theatre Company; and In the Heights at Virginia Rep.

A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Karla has worked with Kyle Abraham, Bridget Moore, and Dwight Rhoden. Karla was a swing in Hamilton (Broadway) for six years. She was seen in West Side Story (Broadway); Gigi (Broadway); Hot Feet (Broadway); Wicked (National Tour), Addams Family (National Tour); SMASH Season 2, SYTYCD Season 5; Better Nate Than Ever; Annie Live!, and more.

Upcoming choreography projects are Rent at Theatre Aspen, and an exciting new immersive show in NYC. For more, visit www.KarlaPunoGarcia.com