Karen Kain was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1951. She joined National Ballet of Canada 1969 and was promoted to principal 1971. She was also a guest artist with Petit's Ballet de Marseille. Partnered with Frank Augustyn and Rudolf Nureyev.
Swan Lake, Coppelia, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty.
Soloist silver medal at Moscow International Ballet Competition 1973, and first place with Frank Augustyn in the Pas de Deux category.