Karen Cooper, DO, completed her medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, with a minor concentration in nutrition sciences. She is board certified in Family Medicine and specializes in Obesity (Bariatric) Medicine. Her scope of practice includes overweight and obese individuals who require medical weight management to prevent, improve and/or reverse chronic disease states as well as other reasons. As Director of obesity management in the Women's Health Institute, she is an advocate for health and wellness and utilizes a team approach to enhance her practice. Dr. Cooper is passionate about public health and participates in medical mission trips annually, as well as various local community outreach programs. For fun, she likes to be physically active, travel to warm sunny places, explore museums, socialize with friends and watch favorite sitcoms.
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GroundWorks DanceTheater is IMAGINATION YOU CAN SEE. Critically celebrated as an "artistically significant" ensemble, GroundWorks explores the nuances of the human experience through unique and adventurous choreography. This exciting, eclectic work brings audiences face-to-face with fresh, fascinating performances of passion, intellect and humor.
From its Northeast Ohio base, this group of outstanding artists has introduced dance lovers and neophytes alike to an experience that is unconventional, yet deeply human and resonating. From performing in unusual settings, collaborating with composers of new music, and featuring live musicians onstage, GroundWorks enriches its work with subtle layers of meaning that deepen the impact and enjoyment for the audience.
GroundWorks' repertoire includes works by selected guest choreographers and interdisciplinary artists. GroundWorks has commissioned 27 premieres from nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers - some of the most creative voices in the field - as well as 36 new works by Shimotakahara and 11 by Artistic Associate Amy Miller.
GroundWorks believes in developing its repertoire with work that challenges the range of its exceptional artists and in establishing a working relationship with guest choreographers interested in creating new work with the group. It is also interested in creating an audience that supports this work, through an understanding of its influences and sources built over time and learned from a variety of experiences with GroundWorks.