Gerri Houlihan joined the ADF faculty in 1981 and today serves as the Co-Dean of the ADF School. She began her career at the Juilliard School and went on to perform, choreograph, and teach across the US and Europe.
As an international representative for ADF, she participated in seventeen international linkages, teaching in Korea, China, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Estonia, Poland, the Philippines, Moscow, and Mongolia. She is the 2005 recipient of the Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching, and received her MFA degree in 2007 from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA program. She is currently a professor at Florida State University where she received a 2011-2012 Undergraduate Teaching award and in 2013 was named the Pearl S. Tyner Distinguished Professor in Teaching.
In today’s 80 Faces, Ms. Houlihan discusses her commitment to her students and how ADF has impacted her life.