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Kerri K.
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Learn ballet technique from beginning to advanced levels
I’ve been teaching ballet professionally for 14 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.

Welcome! My name is Kerri, I am a professional dancer, choreographer, and wellness coach. I have 12+ years experience teaching ballet and contemporary dance as well as several years experience teaching yoga, fitness training, flexibility training, and health/wellness coaching. I am a certified PBT (progressing ballet technique) instructor, registered yoga teacher (ryt200), certified clinical aromatherapist, certified nutritional consultant, and behavioral therapist. I graduated from California Southern University with a masters degree in clinical psychology and utilize a positive psychological orientation while working with clients. My personal dance 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, Nikiya in la Bayadere, water soloist in Peter in the Wolf, and demi-soloist roles in Giselle, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, Faust, Swan Lake, 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. I also directed and choreographed several full-length ballet performances as the director of Aviano Community Ballet Theater. 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. Although I specialize in dance training, I also coach clients in yoga, breathwork, aromatherapy, nutrition, fitness and flexibility training, and wellness counseling. You absolutely do NOT have to be a dancer to work with me! I have a deep passion for helping people to reach their wellness goals, integrate all aspects of health, and find wholeness in their lives. If my work resonates with you, please contact me to see if we are a good fit.

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Teaching since 2008


Masters of Science in Psychology

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Kerri is great! A wonderful ballet teacher and mentor. I have taken ballet, stretching, strength & conditioning, and mentoring lessons with her. Her knowledge of dance and also holistic healing modalities combined with psychology is next level. Shes like a jedi ballerina! She is so much more than just a ballet teacher. Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 7, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Amazing instructor. My daughter really enjoyed the lesson.

Posted Jun 8, 2022

Kerri is a fantastic instructor, very patient, kind, and fun. Im an adult dancer and was intimidated to start late in life but she has made it such graceful process! I am so happy to have found her. Her knowledge in holistic healing is also very extensive and she is incredibly wise, definitely not your average dance teacher. She is gifted in many areas. Highly recommend.

Posted Jun 7, 2022
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Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
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Jun 2022
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Dec 2021
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Aug 2021
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Registered behavioral therapist
Dec 2015
Applied Behavior Analysis Certification Board
High gold in contemporary ballet choreography
Jun 2015
Jump Competition
Yoga Alliance
Jun 2021
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