Karla Etienne is a dancer and the Zab Maboungou / Nyata Nyata Dance Compagny’s administrative director. She also coordinates the Programme of training and artistic and professional development in dance (PEFAPDA). Karla, the first graduate in the programme, has taught dance at the Nyata Nyata studio for several years. Karla Étienne is regularly invited to sit on juries and consultative committees of the Canada and Quebec arts councils. She was vice-president of the Regroupement québécois de la danse and now a member of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal Board of Directors.