Karen Beyer Resume

Learn more about Karen’s career as a film, television and stage actor, director, choreographer and voice talent.

Karen Beyer

Karen Beyer Resume

Learn more about Karen’s career as a film, television and stage actor, director, choreographer and voice talent.

About Karen

Karen Beyer began her stage career as a young ballerina in Nashville, TN, studying and performing with over a dozen dance companies along the East Coast from Florida to New York. 

Dance evolved into musical theatre and after moving to Atlanta, Karen branched into film, television and voice overs. 

On stage, she is best known for her Southern matriarch roles and has performed with: The Alliance Theatre, ART Station, Theatrical Outfit, Ansley Park Playhouse, Stage Door, Peachtree Playhouse and the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in New York.

Karen has over 30 years of dance experience in ballet, ballroom, contemporary and disco. From the late 70’s to the early 80’s, she and her disco partner won over 50 competitions. Karen has been the resident choreographer for ART Station for 17 years and their guest director for 8 years. Other choreography credits include: Disney, Theatre in the Square, Springer Theatre, Onstage, Stage Door, and Stone Mountain Park. 


Film & Television

Below is a partial listing of Karen’s film and television appearances.

Film Credits

Poms (Barbara) – Poms Pictures, LLC/Zara Hayes

Acrimony (Ms. Hilderbran) – TPS/Tyler Perry

Fist Fight (Ally’s Teacher) – New Line Cinema/S&K/Richie Keen

Speech & Debate (Persuasive Judge) – Sycamore Pictures/Dan Harris

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Music Teacher) – Paramount Productions/Adam McKay

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (Texas Woman) – Sunstone Film Prod./Bob Yari

Joyful Noise (Mighty High Choir) – Alcon Entertainment/Todd Graff

Little Red Wagon (Cynthia Campisano) – Zach Movie Prod./David Anspaugh

One Missed Call (Mrs. Ford) – Warner Brothers/Eric Valette

Midnight Edition (Maria) – MCA Universal/Howard Libov

Wine & Spirits (Heidi) – Independent Film, Thunderpaw Films/Foster Solomon

Mother Sara (Mother Sara) – Short Film, J. Dunbar Prod./J. Dunbar

Three in June (Mama) – Short Film, Three in June Prod./Allison Mattox

Television Credits

If Loving You Is Wrong (Dispatch) – TPS/Tyler Perry

The Resident (Mrs. Foster) – Pilot, Fox/Phillip Noyce

Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (Older Woman) – ABC/Metin Huseyin

The Quad (Lorene Walker) – BET/Marta Cunningham

Tales (Cashier) – BET/Irv Gotti Lorenzo

Sleepy Hollow (Woman) – Fox/J. Miller Tobin/Romeo Tirone

Army Wives (Dr. Lisa Sampson) – ABC/John Kretchmer/Stephen Gyllenhaal

Hoke (Mrs. Koonz) – Pilot, FX Productions/Scott Frank

The Secret She Kept (Judge Gilmore) – GA ProductionsOne/Alton Glass

Single Ladies (Principal Sumter) – VFU/POP Films/Tamra Davis

Steel Magnolias (Caterer) – Sony Pictures/Kenny Leon

Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (Clive’s Secretary) – ATLC/POP Films/Charles Stone III

Devious Maids (Secretary) – ABC Prod./Lifetime/David Warren

Necessary Roughness (Nurse) – Sony Pictures/Elodie Keene

The Game (Female John) – BET Networks/Mary Lou Belli

Past Life (Mrs. Bianchi) – Bonanza Productions/Dean White

Drop Dead Diva (Hospital Supervisor) – Sony Pictures/Michael Shultz


Alliance Theatre School

Image Film & Video (Rebecca Wackler)

Warehouse Actors’ Theatre

Weist-Barron (Don Slaton)

George Watkins; Mike Pniewski

Intensive workshops: Jeff Corey; Mari Lyn Henry; Cliff Osmond; Beth Wicke; Andy Wolk; Shuler Hensley; Deborah Aquila

Private study: Judith Sullivan; Stuart Culpepper; Carol Bacall; Marice Tobias

Voice: Peggy Still; Michael Monroe; Barry Nicora; Robert Ray

Director & Choreography

Below is a partial listing of Karen’s directorial and choreography experience.

Film/ Industrial

Sweet Home Alabama - Choreography

Choreography by Karen Beyer

Sweet Home AlabamaChoreographer, Disney/Touchstone Films

SamsungChoreographer, All the Rage Productions

Rap VideoChoreographer, Georgia Pacific Corp

ART Station Theatre

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story (pre-production) – Director/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

The BikinisDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

I Can’t TechnoDirector/Choreographer, Uncle Bernie Productions

Life Could Be A DreamDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

Plaid TidingsDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

GRITSDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & GownsDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes Director/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

A Christmas Survival GuideDirector/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

Married Alive!Director/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

Are We There Yet? Director/Choreographer, ART Station Theatre

Theme Park/ Children’s Theatre

Christmas at the Palmetto (multi-media) – Director/Choreographer, Stone Mountain Park

Home for the HolidaysDirector/Choreographer, Stone Mountain Park

Emily’s Magical ChristmasDirector/Choreographer, Stone Mountain Park

Summertime in the SouthDirector/Choreographer, StoneMountain Park

Go Tell It: A Southern Crossroads Xmas Choreographer, Stone Mountain Park

Peter and the WolfDirector/Choreographer, Sawnee Cultural Arts Center

Winnie-the-PoohDirector, Sawnee Cultural Arts Center

The Spell of Sleeping Beauty Director, Sawnee Cultural Arts Center

Charlotte’s WebDirector, Sawnee Cultural Arts Center

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Director, Sawnee Cultural Arts Center

Anne of Green Gables Choreographer, ABRACADABRA!/Onstage

Educational Theatre/ Benefits

Lend Me an Ear Radio Show (’10-‘14)Director/Performer, Atlanta Food Bank/Shakespeare Tavern

Godspell Choreographer/Performer, Saint Mark UMC

The Wizard of OzProducer/Choreographer, Saint Mark UMC/14thSt. Playhouse

South PacificProducer/Director/Choreographer, Saint Mark UMC

Two Faces in the Shadows Director, Saint Mark UMC

Laud to the NativityDirector/Choreographer, Saint Mark UMC

This is God…I Need You Director, Saint Mark UMC

Straight From the Heart ’97 Director/Choreographer, AIDS Benefit/14th St. Playhouse


25 years of dance & study: ballet, ballroom, jazz,contemporary, disco,ethnic (numerous awards for disco competition in 6 states)

Principal Dancer: Springer Ballet (Columbus), Southern Ballet (Atl); N.J. Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Tampa Ballet, Kennedy Dancers (NY)

Principal Dancer and Assistant Choreographer: Dancers’ Theatre Co. (Nashville)

Associate Dance Instructor: Uchida School of Dance (Nashville)

Ballroom Instructor and Exhibition Dancer: Ray Gardner Studios, Disco Concepts (Nashville), Arthur Murray Dance Studios (Atl)

20 years experience (10 years AEA) – Alliance Theatre School, Warehouse Actors’ Theatre (WHAT)

Drama Director for children’s theatre, classes & camps: Sawnee Cultural Arts Center-’02-’05; Forsyth Co. Parks & Rec ’08-‘09

Commercials, Radio and Corporate/Industrial Promotions

Below is a partial listing of over 250 principal roles for on-camera, voiceover and narration.


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Advance Auto Parts – Arnold Finnegan Martin

Bojangles – Reimler Agency

Baptist Medical – Take Ten

Delta Airlines – Wieden & Kennedy

Eye Surgery Center – VanDerKloot Film & TV

Gutterguard – Wave Guide Studios (national)

Holiday Inn Express – Ogilvy & Mather

McCormick’s – Ogilvy & Mather

Nissan – Chiat Day/VanDerKloot

Regina – BKV

Staff Builders – Aydlotte & Cartwright

Target – Jayan Films


Coca-Cola – Art Direction

Food Lion – Ogilvy & Mather

Heavenly Ham – Creative Sound

InComm – 44 Digital

Lenders Bagels – Indigo Studios

Marathon Oil – CatsPaw

Napa – Westwayne

Outlet Square – Morrison Agency

Primrose Schools – CatsPaw

Toyota – Missam

Yellow Pages – CatsPaw


Armed Forces – Film House

Bell South – Gilbert Creative

Cingular – IBM

Delta – Go Media

FAA – in house

Georgia Power – in house

GE Plastics – Allgood Productions

IBM – in house

Jimmy Dean Sausage – Indigo

Scientific Atlanta – O’Connor Burnham

Shepherd Center – Crawford Communications

UPS – in house


Private Study – Peggy Still, Michael Monroe, Barry Nicora, Robert Ray, Susie Berta Speech: Judith Sullivan

Private Study – Carol Bacall, Stuart Culpepper; Marice Tobias–Voice consultant

On-camera film instructor for Creative Studios for children & adults 2013-2016


Karen Beyer is also featured in several voiceover projects. Click on the play button below to listen to Karen’s voiceover reels

Get in Touch

Karen Beyer is a proud SAG-AFTRA and Equity member. She is represented by Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. (AM&T Agency), a full service talent agency in Atlanta, GA. For booking inquiries, call AM&T at 404.261.9627 or send an email to contact@amtagency.com.

FLORIDA ONLY: Contact Brevard Talent Group at 407.841.7775.

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