Karen Krolak is a Boston based choreographer, performer, teacher, presenter, writer, costume designer and knitter. Since 2000, she has been the Founder/Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse. Her choreography has been featured in dance concerts, site-specific works, plays, musicals, performance art pieces, films and gallery installations. Krolak’s ongoing project, the Dictionary of Negative Space holds space for unnamed ideas related to mourning and complex grief. A former BDA Board member returning to these responsibilities after a long hiatus, this term follows her crucial contributions to BDA’s 2020-2021 Dance and Disability Initiative. Karen is the first person to identify as a dancer with disabilities to serve in this capacity.