Jerrica Anderson of Toccoa, Georgia is blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the DC family. She found her love for dance at the age of 2 and it has remained a huge part throughout her life.
She is a recent graduate of Valdosta State University where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, and was a recipient of the Eric Nielsen family Scholarship. During her time at VSU she studied ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and improvisation as well as Choreography, Kinesiology, Pedagogy, Conditioning for Dancers, and much more. She believes that understanding these kinesthetic methods make you a stronger, healthier dancer and helps you become more aware of your body’s ability to move. She has performed in numerous concerts with VSU as well as performed in an adjudicated concert with the American College Dance Association at Emory University in the spring of 2016. She has also performed in the musical, The Wiz under Eric Nielsen’s direction, and has taken various intensive classes from well-known choreographers such as Emily Cargill, George Staib, and T. Lang.
While in Valdosta Jerrica coached gymnastics at YMCA where she was trained to coach up to level 4. She also taught advanced Modern and Jazz as well as beginners and advanced acrobats at A Time to Dance Performing Arts Studio. Her choreography has been performed at VSU’s Emerging Artist Showcase, Project Dance Orlando, and Colquitt Dance Festival.
She began her teaching career in Toccoa, GA when she was in high school at her home studio, Rhythm Academy Dance Company. There she assisted the competition cheerleading squad and taught numerous dance, and gymnastics classes.
Jerrica enjoys sharing her passion with her students in hopes that they will develop a love for dance as well.