Karole, Artistic Director of Armitage Gone! Dance, was at the festival with her company for the first time since its inception in 2005. Karole began her career dancing Balanchine as a member of Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève. Karole was also a member of the Merce Cunningham company in the late 1970’s. She began to receive international notice as a dancer/choreographer in the early 1980’s with a series of modern dances accompanied by punk rock music. And, to top it off, this is the lady credited with choreographing “Vogue” for Madonna.