Faculty Profile Maurya Kerr

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    Maurya Kerr

    Maurya Kerr

    Ballet

    Biography:

    Maurya Kerr is a choreographer, educator, performer, and the artistic director of tinypistol, where her choreographic work has been honored by numerous awards, grants, and commissions. She was an ODC artist-in-residence from 2015 to 2018, and completed her MFA through Hollins University in 2016, writing her thesis on people of color and their access to, or prohibition from, wonderment. She was a member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet for twelve years and teaches extensively in their educational programs. She most recently performed in The Foundry’s 'Deep South' and BodyCartography Project’s 'felt room' at SFMOMA and the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Museum. In 2017 she co-founded the tiny little get down, a quarterly dance party intended to defiantly and subversively fortify otherness through embodied joy and the power of the collective.

    Class Description:



    Maurya’s ballet class cultivates, invites, and demands abandon, care, creativity, commitment, curiosity, expansiveness, failure, fluidity, generosity, investigation, love, mastery, musicality, personal investment and responsibility, rigor, risk, and sweaty joy. Headshot credit: Alan Kimara Dixon
                    Week of: Nov 30, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020