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Karla Puno Garcia

Karla Puno Garcia is a proud Filipina-American, female, Karla strongly emphasizes musicality and unapologetic individuality to create worlds and bring characters to life. She is excited to tell new stories where all perspectives are seen and exist naturally.

Karla most recently was the Choreographer of the Starz Network series Power Book III: Raising Kanaan. Favorite choreography 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; and Other World at Delaware Theatre Company.

She worked as Associate Choreographer to Sergio Trujillo for the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors and 2021 Tony Awards; and as Assistant Choreographer to Andy Blankenbuehler for a recent workshop of Only Gold. Karla has also created numerous works for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. In 2016 she directed and choreographed the first-place-winning piece representing Hamiton entitled "America," and in 2019 she choreographed the show stopping "Lot of Livin' To Do" for Broadway Backwards starring Ariana Debose.

A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, 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 Days of Wine and Roses at the Atlantic Theater, Rent at Theatre Aspen, and an exciting new immersive show in NYC.
For more, visit www.KarlaPunoGarcia.com