True to her name, Brooklyn-native, Karisma Jay is a graduate of LaGuardia Arts (Dance). She is also a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School (Performing Arts and Pre-Medicine). As a performing artist, Karisma has been featured on BET, MTV, NBC and VH1 and her voiceover work can be heard in major network commercials for artists including Ne -Yo, Miguel and Taio Cruz. She performs nationally and internationally throughout the year with the international sensation, STOMP. She also is the proud owner/founder of a 501 c(3) organization, AbunDance Academy of the Arts, where she teaches dance and Zumba to children and adults. In Nov 2015, she received Caribbean Life's Impact Award and she won the 6th Stars of NY Dance Competition. Most recently, Karisma was featured and named a "Local Hero" in the April 2017 Spring Edition of Family Circle and was featured on Lifetime as an Entrepreneur to Watch. She currently teaches on the Dance faculty at Hunter College and will be graduating as the First MFA Dance Major in December 2020.