Kain, Karen

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Karen Kain Biography

Notable: Born 1951; National Ballet of Canada

Karen Kain was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1951. She joined National Ballet of Canada 1969 and was promoted to principal 1971. She was also a guest artist with Petit’s Ballet de Marseille. Partnered with Frank Augustyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

Repertoire includes:

  • Swan Lake
  • Coppelia
  • Giselle
  • Sleeping Beauty


  • Soloist silver medal at Moscow International Ballet Competition 1973
  • First place with Frank Augustyn in the Pas de Deux category