A Bit About Me

As a performance artist, Exkorn wrote, directed, produced and acted in Body and Soul, a multi-media performance piece, and the one-woman shows “Who’s They” and “There are No Words ” in New York City. She is a former professional dancer and choreographer who performed with the Boston Ballet and founded her own dance company as an undergraduate at Brown University.

With a background in psychology and the performing arts, Karen is a dynamic motivational speaker and corporate trainer.

At the Stern School of Business, Exkorn has spoken on “Women and Entrepreneurship.” At New York University, she lectured on “Women and the Arts” and served as a panelist for “The Artist as a Chameleon: Retaining Creativity and Surviving in a Commercial Environment.” Exkorn has lectured and held workshops on “Stress Management” at The Learning Annex in NYC. Most recently, Exkorn spoke on a panel of authors and publishers on “How to Get Your Book Published” at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Internationally, Exkorn has delivered motivational speeches and appeared on TV and radio in the Canada and Asia.

With a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University and an M.A. in Performance Studies from the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies at NYU, Exkorn is the recipient of the Gallatin Distinguished Alumni Award and NYU’s Alumni Meritorious Service Award. Exkorn serves on the board of the New York Center for Autism and the Dean’s Council at New York University, where she established both a scholarship program for Master’s level students and a fund to help students finance their performance theses. Exkorn received her stress management training at Harvard Medical School’s Benson/Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine. She and her husband Franklin established a family charitable foundation to provide funding for research and treatment of autism.…

Exkorn lives with her husband, son and dog in upstate New York.

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