Greater Allen Cathedral of New York
Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry
Dance 4 Life Garments
Kaphar Dance Company
Dancer • Choreographer • Garment Designer/Seamstress • Company Director
Karen P. Farnum-Williams is a native of Queens, NY. Karen attended LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, majoring in dance and continued in the field as she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Adelphi University. In 1999, she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.
Karen is employed as the Student Affairs Officer at Dance Theatre of Harlem, in NYC. She also teaches in public and private schools during the school day and as a part of after school programs. She also works with various churches and their dance ministries, as well as teaching in local dance schools. Over the years, as a member of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, Jamaica, NY, Karen has become a devoted dancer, Advisory Team member and co- choreographer of the Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry.
In the past 18 years Karen has created a line of Liturgical Dancewear, which caters to the needs of the solo dancer/minister, larger dance ministries, step teams, dance companies and schools. Dance4Life is dedicated to providing dance garments that suit the message and the messengers of God’s Word.
In 2006, Karen founded Kaphar (Hebrew translation of reconciliation) Dance Company which is a ministry established to affirm, confirm, and transform lives through the seamless marriage of technical dance movement and the Word of God.
Above all, Mrs. Farnum-Williams has dedicated her life to the Lord and His service through dance. She is married to Lloyd G. Williams and the mother of Kadin Lloyd.