Kerrie-Anne Sparks

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Kerrie-Anne Sparks
Adjunct Professor of Dance
Kerrie-Anne Sparks danced professionally for Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Internationale, Atlantic Southeast Ballet and Columbia City Ballet. Kerrie-Anne has worked with many renowned teachers, choreographers and directors, and performed leading roles in a variety of ballets, including Balanchine's Who Cares?, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Valse Fantasie and Donazetti Variations; Twyla Tharp's Deuce Coupe, Septime Weber’s Where the Wild Things Are, Eldar Aleiv’s 1001 Nights, Alfonso Alonzo’s Carmen, Lila York's Celts, Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. In 2003, Kerrie-Anne was invited by Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet founder Marcia Dale Weary to teach at her school and to study her syllabus and methods. Kerrie-Anne has also taught for the Columbia Conservatory of Dance (SC), Litchfield Dance Arts Academy (SC), Backstage Dance Studio (MD) and Springfield Ballet (MO), among others, and has won several choreography awards at regional and national competitions. She served as Ballet Mistress for the apprentice company of Columbia City Ballet, as well as rehearsal assistant for the professional company. Kerrie-Anne is a graduate of The Harid Conservatory and the University of South Carolina, where she earned summa cum laude honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. She was also a member of the USC Dance Company and received the USC Dance Program Director's Award, for "outstanding dedication, talent and passion for the art of dance." Kerrie-Anne is currently the Artistic Director of Edge Performing Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. She and her husband have three beautiful children and reside in High Point, NC.