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Kerry Dove
  • Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical 100%
  • Choreography 100%

Kerry Dove

Artistic Director

Ms Dove brings to the dance project over 29 years of teaching experience. Having grown up as the daughter of a prominent dance studio owner in Toronto, Ontario, Canada she has studied tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, Scottish and Irish dance since the age of 2. She has continued to train both locally and in New York. After receiving certification through the R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance), the B.A.T.D (British Association of Teachers of Dance) and the C.D.M.A. (Canadian Dance Masters of America), Ms. Dove became the owner and director of her mother’s studio at the age of 16, when she traded in her competitive shoes for the rewarding role of teacher and mentor. Throughout her teaching career her students have achieved over 800 placements in regional, national and international competitions and many have gone on to performance careers in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, including a teaching position at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her choreography experience includes everything from solos to large groups to full scale musical productions, television shows, pageants and show choirs. While in Toronto, Ms.Dove created and implemented a national dance competition for the Kiwanis Club and the city of Toronto, where she worked as the director of a Performing Arts Program for inner city at-risk youth.
Ms Dove has choreographed several full scale musical theatre productions, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver and Godspell, for which she and the creative team won the esteemed Betty Lynn Buckley award for Best High School Musical in 2011, as well as other theatre projects for Faith Christian School in Grapevine. She  taught and choreographed for DSM for 8 years, staging several musical theatre pieces encompassing selections from Newsies, Aladdin, High School Musical, Polar Express, The Wiz, Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Grease, Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, Hairspray and many others. She continues to expand her body of theatre work through freelance work in and around the Dallas area.