Full Name: Karen Vanessa Hauer
Specialty: Latin Ballroom
Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela
Currently Resides: Queens, NY
Audition City: Boston, MA
Professional Work: “I competed professionally in American Rhythm for 5 years and I’m ranked #6 in the USA.”
Favorite professional dancer: Serena Lecca
Other talents/hobbies: Personal Trainer
Karen Hauer was born in Venezuela and came to the U.S. with her parents when she was 8 years old. She has been dancing for 19 years, and currently works as a professional dancer and personal trainer.
How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “I’m feeling fantabulously, amazingly, extraordinarily good!” (FOX)
Dance Signature Move
A ballroom dancer, she’s a bit frightened by contemporary, but relieved to know she’s been assigned her own style for the first week of competition: “I’ll definitely be on my game. Especially since it’s [ballroom]. There’s no wrongdoing. And if there is, you just fake it till the end!”
From Fox Dance Profile:
I was born in Venezuela and came to the USA at 8 years old with my mom, dad, brother, and sister. My father abandoned us a year after arriving to the U.S. My mother raised us alone in a new country. I started dancing shortly after I was picked from a school-wide audition. I took all my feelings, emotions, and bad/good experiences and used them as fuel for my dancing.