About Interplay Director of Interplay, Cecchetti Ballet Program, Intensive Ballet Program, Interplay Dance Company Karen Davies Thomas, successor to Anna McCowan Johnson, is also owner and Director of the PSB Dance Academy, opened in 1989. Karen is a graduate of the National Ballet School's Teachers' training program and is accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Dance. After touring with dance companies in Europe & Japan, Karen returned to Canada to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree at York University, during which time she performed throughout Ontario with the York Dance Ensemble. She was formerly Associate Director of Interplay School of Dance, where she taught for many years. Karen built a strong Modern Dance program and formed a performing dance company at Interplay. Interplay has long been recognized for its high standards and excellence in teaching. Since its founding in 1983, the school has attracted internationally acclaimed and award-winning instructors.