Karen Xospa

Karen Xospa Anaya was born in Mexico City on September 27th, 2004. Her parents are Arturo Xospa and Aida Anaya, she has a younger sister, Daniela , and a dog named Koda. Karen has been living in Michigan since March 6th, 2012 until today.

When she was eight years old , she participated in several swimming competitions during two years with the Spartan Aquatic Club at Novi, Michigan.

Around ten years old, Karen studied dance in "Dance Dynamics"; performing in one recital. After that she practiced gymnastics at recreational level in "MEGA Fun and Fitness".

When Karen began her teen years at "Iroquois Middle School", she decided to put aside sport activities for a while, to dedicate more time to school and play the violin.

Her biggest influence when she plays violin over the years has being Lindsey Stirling.

Now Karen is a freshman at the "International Academy of Macomb", and she is determined to take sports again as part of her life. So last year, she practiced gymnastics at a recreational level at "Olympia". Currently she is taking Tumbling and Trampoline classes at "Cutting Edge" with the expectation to be part of the Competition Team.

Karen started her violin journey at Evola Music when she turned 11 with her teacher Jorgji Margariti, who has being an example of perseverance, dedication, patience and love for the instrument. She has been participating in several recitals, during three years. Additionally, she has been performing violin duets with her sister Daniela who plays the piano.

Karen has been a part of AGM Competition winning 2nd place trophy the past year. On April of this year, she is eager to attend AGM again, but this time with Daniela; who will support her playing the piano as her accompanist.

Lastly, Karen is very excited to participate in Celebration of Music! And she is an example for her family that when you are being pushed out of your comfort zone you will reach goals beyond your imagination.

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