Photo of Koren, a white woman with long curly brown hair, smiling and holding a treble viola da gamba. Photo by John Parejko.

Koren A. Wake

Contra Dance Caller - Fiddle - Treble Viola da Gamba

Koren Wake has been dancing, loving, and obsessing about contra since she was a child. Originally from New England, she spent decades analyzing the art and flow of contra and developing a deep understanding of the dance before she finally picked up a microphone in Seattle, where she is now based. She has already shared stages with some of the hottest bands in the Pacific Northwest, and has quickly proven that's exactly where she belongs. She loves nothing more than to help dancers discover the patterns and connections of well-crafted choreography. Koren's primary goal as a caller is to combine exquisite dance selection with clear and accessible teaching in order to bring dancers of all skill levels together on the floor.

Koren also plays fiddle and viol (viola da gamba) for English and contra dances.

Photo of Koren, a white woman with long curly brown hair, wearing a brown hand-knit sweater and smiling at the camera. Photo by John Parejko.