About Kerri-Noelle

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Kerri-Noelle currently serves as the Director of Programming for the Alabama Dance Council. She also works as a Teaching Artist for the Greater Birmingham and North Alabama Arts Education Collaboratives. In 2024, Kerri-Noelle was selected as a SouthArts, National Leader of Color Fellow and to be a member of the national Connected Artists Network program. She is a 2022 Arts Educator Fellowship Recipient from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She formerly the Co-Artistic Director of AAA Dance and was voted 2019-2020 Academy for Academics and Arts Middle School Teacher of the Year.

She is the founder of Dance Your Voice and Dance Africa festivals, free community outreach dance workshops that celebrate diversity through dance.

Her current research, Dancing the Diaspora: Discovering the Influence of Traditional and Tribal African Dance in the History of African-American Social and Concert Dance in the Caribbean and the United States was listed on Dancemagazine.com and DanceTeacher.com.

She holds an Alabama Professional Educator Certificate in Dance (P-12). Her academic achievements include a BS, Mathematics from Howard University, an MBA from Barry University, and an MA, Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

She received her early dance training at Ann’s Studio of Dance and Community Ballet, in Huntsville, AL. While in college, she studied dance at the Howard University School of Fine Arts, and was a member of the Howard University Dance Ensemble. During her senior year, she was selected to perform as a company member of the Summer Institute of the Dance Institute of Washington under the direction of Fabian Barnes (Dance Theater of Harlem).

She has been a presenter at the National Dance Education Organization’s annual conference (2020, 2021) and the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts (2021).