Karen Ivany is a Toronto actress performing in theatre, television, film and radio. She can be seen in two feature films opening in 2015, Poltergeist (MGM), and Ken Finkleman’s God And Country. Karen brings her extensive acting training at the Universities of Windsor and Alberta, (BFA Acting undergraduate programs), the Banff School of Fine Arts, the National Theatre Summer Programme, (London, UK), several private studios, as well as almost twenty years of her first-hand experience, to instructing the Stagecraft and On Camera classes she has helped to create at The Second City Training Centre.
Having served four terms as an ACTRA Toronto councilor, moderating film industry panels at their conferences, and producing six annual ACTRA Awards shows, Karen shares added industry resources and knowledge with her students. Other film/TV credits include; Horizon (pilot, USA network), The Firm (NBC), Breakout Kings (A&E), Murdoch Mysteries (Global), Warehouse 13 (SyFy), Dan For Mayor (CTV), A Dad For Christmas, ReGenesis (Global), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network) and Wonderfalls (FOX). Cast as part of the Second City Touring Company early in her career, remains a favourite memoryand ultimate performing experience!