CSU Dance invites intermediate to advanced students and professionals to attend a FREE Ballet masterclass with Jerry Kumery, Ballet Master, Richmond Ballet Curator, Salvatore Aiello Trust Répétiteur, The George Balanchine Trust. Participants must be age 11 or older with a minimum of four years of ballet training.
Jerri Kumery began her studies with Roman Jasinski and Moscelyn Larkin in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and later studied at the School of American Ballet. In 1977, she was invited to dance with the New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins. Ms. Kumery has served as répétiteur for Ballet Teatro Lirico Nacional and Pacific Northwest Ballet, and from 1990-2007 was Ballet master and associate artistic director of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Ms. Kumery was awarded an Arts & Science Council Fellowship for her meritorious contribution to the artistic community in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the curator of The Salvatore Aiello Trust and serves as répétiteur with The George Balanchine Trust.