Mrs. Kerrie-Jean King

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Mrs. Kerrie-Jean King

Kerrie-Jean King was born and raised in Massachusetts. She began dancing at the age of six and quickly fell in love with the art form. She holds a BFA in dance from Florida State University where she had the opportunity to work with many world renowned choreographers and was a member of the Dance Repertory Theatre. After performing professionally with Fusionworks Dance Company in Province, RI and freelance with Boston choreographers she moved to Greensboro, NC to pursue an MFA in choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While at UNCG, King conducted research on how different teaching strategies effect the health and body image of students in dance. Mrs. King has worked adjunct at both UNCG and Elon University. She holds a K-12 teaching license and has been the dance educator at Northern Guilford High School since 2009, where she developed the program. King has been the recipient of numerous grants that have allowed her to complete cross-curricular projects with the Northern students. NGHS dancers have performed at local elementary and middle schools, Spring Arbor assisted living facility, Dancers Against Cancer fundraisers and other community events. She is the Fine Arts Department chair, advisor of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, member of the Instruction Leadership Team, and played a major role in the development of the Fine Arts Booster Club. Mrs. King was the 2017 Winston-Salem Forsyth County all county guest choreographer. She was awarded the K-12 Dance Teacher of the Year for NCAAHPERD-SM in 2018. Mrs. King has served as the lead dance teacher for Guilford County Schools and on the advisory board for the North Carolina Dance Educators Organization. She currently serves on the NCDEO board as Secretary. A passionate teacher and advocate for dance education, she believes deeply in the power and benefits of dance in the public schools.