Kerry Ann Ring Adjunct Professor

Kerry Ann Ring

Kerry Ann Ring (dance appreciation) earned her BFA in dance from the University of New Mexico and her MFA in choreography and dance performance from Mills College in Oakland, California.  She has performed as a company member with the Nevada Dance Theatre, Delta Festival Ballet, the Santa Fe Opera, Bill Evans Dance Company, and Molissa Fenley and Dancers.  She trained in the Cecchetti Method under the direction of Norma Gelose and has studied at the Joffrey Ballet School, National Academy of the Arts, as a “Young Artist” scholarship recipient for the American Dance Festival, and the Paul Taylor School.  Two of Ring’s choreographic works have been chosen for the American College Dance Festival’s Gala Performance.  Ring has performed in new works by several renowned modern dance choreographers.  Currently, Ring choreographs and performs for Buffalo Contemporary Dance and Nimbus Dance.  Since moving back to Buffalo, she has also had the opportunity to perform with Elaine Gardner’s Pick of the Crop and Neglia Ballet Artists while choreographing for the Zodiaque Dance Company, the Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble.  Ring is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and continues to study the graded Cecchetti Syllabi under the private direction of Lisa Taylor.  She completed her Grade Six (Intermediate) Teacher’s examination in the spring of 2007.  In addition to her work as choreographer and freelance performer, Ring teaches numerous dance courses at D’Youville College.  Ring is on faculty at the University at Buffalo and teaches course in ballet technique, modern dance technique, and mind/body integration.  Ring is a Core Faculty member for the Dance Masters' of America ballet program.