Kerri Krizer
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Kerri Krizer

Kerri K.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’ve been teaching ballet professionally for 12 years. Certified PBT (progressing ballet technique) instructor. I specialize in holistic training modalities and have a masters degree in psychology with an emphasis on motivational training. I will help you build a solid foundation in ballet technique while helping you achieve your personal goals. Dance is truly a gift and it is my mission to share this beautiful art with anyone who feels called to it. I believe that you possess everything you need to succeed! I offer lessons for all levels, beginning to advanced. No matter what level you are at, I guarantee that you will progress with every lesson. Send me a message to see if we are a good fit

About Kerri K.

I am a professional ballet instructor and dancer. I have been teaching for 12 years and I am a certified PBT (progressing ballet technique) instructor. I graduated from California Southern University with a masters degree in psychology (with an emphasis on motivational training and somatic therapy).

I am currently the program director of Aviano Community Ballet Theater and I teach 20+ classes a week, beginning-advanced levels. My program focuses on instilling a strong foundation in ballet technique and artistry as well as motivational skills and training. I direct and choreograph full length ballet productions; past performances include ballets such as the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, La Bayadere, Cinderella, Concerto Borocco, and contemporary works.

My personal training began at the age of 3. I was born with the passion for dance and I feel that it is my mission in life to share this beautiful art with others. I trained in classical ballet and attended various summer intensive programs with companies such as Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Pacifica, and State Street Ballet. I danced as an apprentice with Joffrey Ballet and later went on to work as a free-lance artist with various companies. Some highlights from past performances include dancing Sugarplum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Arabian soloist in the Nutcracker, fairy soloist in Sleeping Beauty, water soloist in Peter in the Wolf, and demi-soloist roles in Giselle, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, Faust, and Don Quixote.

I performed and toured with various performing arts companies such as Insomniac Events, Sensation, Zen Arts, Quixotic, and Namba Dance Theater. I also co-founded the performing arts company Astral Visions where I collaborated on choreographing and performing contemporary pieces for festivals around Southern California.

My current focus is on sharing my expertise with dancers of all levels, beginning through advanced/pre-professional. I not only emphasize strong ballet technique but also focus a great deal on the psychology of motivational training to enhance performance outcomes and personal goals. It is my mission to support my students’ overall growth both as dancers and as individuals. I believe that everyone can dance and that with the proper mindset and education, you can succeed in achieving your goals. I also specialize in somatic movement therapy, utilizing movement and breath work to facilitate healing and growth.


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6 Reviews
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My daughter has been dancing with Miss. Kerri for nearly two years. She has truly flourished in the time she’s trained with her. Miss Kerri has been warm and wonderful! Such a great instructor who takes the time to encourage each student to do their very best. We’ve recently had to switch to virtual classes and Miss Kerri has gone above and beyond for her students. We are very lucky to have her as a teacher!

Posted Apr 14, 2020
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Miss Kerri is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgeable, professional, and very positive. We love taking lessons with her!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
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I am an adult who started with Miss Kerri. I have made such great progress and i am so happy that I have her as a teacher. I always look forward to the next class with a lot.of enthusiasm. Her teaching methods are excellent and it is a pleasure to study with her. Highly recommended. I can't imagine studying with anyone else.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
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Kerri is awesome! My daughter absolutely adores her and looks up to her. She puts on very professional shows that our whole community looks forward to every season. Being that we are in quarantine with the virus right now, I am really happy that my daughter can continue taking classes with her online. She is always very positive with the kids and builds them up in a really beautiful way. Thank you Kerri!

Posted Mar 26, 2020
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AMAZING! My daughter loves working with Kerri! We love how Kerri’s knowledge about not only ballet but the health and safety of dance! Kerri is always encouraging and really takes time to explain what why and how. Being that she still dances herself on a daily basis my daughter is always encouraged by what she can and will eventually achieve just by watching Kerri! Best ballet teacher by far!

Posted Mar 26, 2020
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Kerri is a fantastic instructor! She is incredibly patient and works well with all age groups. Her positive attitude is so encouraging and I love the way that she is able to break even the most complex things down. She is an exceptionally kind ballet teacher in a world where they tend to be quite harsh. I highly recommend working with her!

Posted Mar 26, 2020

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Program Director and Instructor
Feb 2016 - Present

Aviano Community Ballet Theater

Program director for Aviano Community Ballet. I currently teach 20 + classes a week, all levels ranging from beginning to advanced. I also direct and choreograph full length ballet productions/performances biannually.

Barre fitness instructor
Jan 2016 - Present

Aviano Community Ballet Program

Barre fitness/workout classes for adults

Behavioral Therapist
May 2015 - Dec 2015

ABA Inc.

Registered Behavior Technician; therapist for children with special needs

Ballet Instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015

Billy Clower Dance Studio

Taught students levels intermediate-advanced. Choreographed pieces for student showcases and Jump Competition.

Professional Freelance Dancer
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015

Astral Visions

Toured around the US performing as a freelance artist with various companies

Ballet Educator
Sep 2011 - May 2014

PEAK Education Program

Taught ballet education after-school program at various elementary schools

Ballet and Contemporary Dance Instructor
Apr 2011 - Aug 2013

Barranca Vista Center

Taught ballet and contemporary dance to kids and adults. Beginning through advanced levels

Ballet Instructor
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011

Fillmore Recreation Center

Taught ballet to children ages 5-12


Masters of Science in Psychology
Feb 2017 - Mar 2020

California Southern University

Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology
Sep 2012 - May 2014

California State University Channel Islands



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Certified PBT Instructor
Aug 2017

Progressing Ballet Technique Board

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