Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher started her dance career at the School of Performing Arts under Arlene Begelman and Barbara Braverman when it was first opened on Bank Street in New Milford. She then studied at the School of American Ballet in NYC under such teachers as Alexandra Danilova, Elise Reiman, Richard Rapp, Kay Mazzo, Helene Dudin, Antonia Tumkovsky, Muriel Stuart, Andrei Kramarevsky. While at SAB she had the honor of performing with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. She spent summers training at the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY under teachers Olga Kostritzky, Bojan Spassoff, Stephanie Wolf, Peter Martins, Stephanie Saland, Heather Watts and other members of the New York City Ballet. Her professional career began when she became a member of Annamaura Silverblatt and Co. from 1989-1991 where she performed works by the Martha Graham trained Ms. Silverblatt. She joined Fusionworks Repertory Dance Company under artistic director/founder Deb Meunier from 1991 to 2001performing works by choreographers Art Bridgman and Myrna Packard, David Dorfman, Pooh Kaye, Creach and Koester, David Parsons, Sita Fredrick, Deidre Morris, Laura Bennett, Deb Meunier. While with Fusionworks, Kerry began her teaching career teaching ballet at the Fusionworks School and also teaching modern dance residencies in public elementary schools throughout Rhode Island. She danced with Classics Dance Theatre Ballet Company under Artistic Director Catherine Barribal from 2001-2010 performing works by Catherine Barribal, Janet White, Justin Sherwood, and her own choreography. She dance with Adam Battlelstein of Pilobolus from 2003-2008 performing his work in school systems throughout the country. Kerry danced with MacArthur Dance Project from 2007-2010 under artistic director Browen MacArthur touring throughout New England. Kerry began her involvement with the American Dance Legacy Initiative(ADLI) in 2001 while dancing the Parsons Repertory Etude with Fusionworks. In 2005 she was asked to join Dancing Legacy – the performing company of ADLI. With ADLI and Dancing Legacy, Kerry has performed, taught and coached the Repertory Etudes of David Parsons, Robert Battle, Danny Grossman, Donald McKayle & Anna Sokolow all over the country including many public schools & private dance schools, Brown University & the New York State Summer School of the Arts. She is honored to be currently working with ADLI on developing the Limon Etude in conjunction with Carla Maxwell Artistic Director of the Limon Company. In addition to teaching ballet and modern dance, Kerry has taught dance to children with special needs in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Co Director of Artists in Motion, a 501c3 student pre professional dance company in residence at Fineline Theatre Arts and is currently developing a program with fellow Co Directors Elizabeth Parkinson & Arlene Begelman to bring dance to children with special needs in New Milford. Kerry is a certified teacher of the American Ballet Theatre Teacher Training Program in Primary Level through Level 5.