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ADF dedicates its 90th anniversary season to Gerri Houlihan

ADF dedicates its 90th anniversary season to Gerri Houlihan

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is dedicating their 90th anniversary season to Gerri Houlihan, educator, choreographer, and performer. ADF will celebrate Houlihan’s 40th anniversary of teaching at the festival’s annual season in Durham. She has also taught as part of over 15 ADF cultural linkages worldwide. In 2005, ADF awarded her the Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She served as Co-Dean from 2011 to 2013 and then as Dean of the ADF School in 2014 and 2015 and has been Director of ADF’s professional educator workshop for more than ten years. Houlihan made Durham, NC, her home in 2015 and began offering her widely popular adult Joy of Movement modern dance classes at the ADF Samuel H. Scripps Studios soon after. Since 2018, she has overseen ADF’s International Choreographers Residency Program.

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