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KaraOatesHQ221KaraOatesHQ186Kara is a young professional actress living and working in NYC. Originally from Indiana, she is quite a long way from home. Kara began performing at the age of two and spent many years as a competitive dancer. Often winning awards such as "Broadway Baby" and "Broadway Bound," Kara hoped to one day be able to perform on Broadway. And for the past three years, she has done just that. Currently, you can find her performing as "JANE BANKS" in Disney's, "Mary Poppins."  In 2009, she was performing the title role of ANNIE in her hometown's equity theatre, when she was approached by another actor who told her she should come to NYC if she ever wanted to perform more seriously. Two months later, she traveled to NYC, statueguy2auditioned and was cast in her first Broadway musical, Billy Elliot. Kara performed as KEELEY GIBSON in BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway 634 times before being cast in 2011 as 'Jane Banks' in Disney's,  "Mary Poppins." In 2012, Kara was nominated for a Young Artists Award for Best Young Actress in Live Theatre. In addition to performing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Kara also has appeared on '30 Rock, 'The Chew’, ‘The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade’ and voiced the theme song for Dora the Explorer.

When Kara is not performing and completing her schoolwork, Kara enjoys reading, going to movies and hanging out with her two little sisters, Molly and Ellie.

 

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