Kerri Bates Galas

Jazz/Lyrical/Tap Instructor & Choreographer

Kerri is from a family of talented dancers. Her mother was her dance teacher growing up in Manhattan, Ks, and has 4 sisters whom are all dancers/teachers. After being selected from a handful of dancers to tour with Dance Olympus Convention/Competition as an assistant, Miss Kerri began teaching.

She has taught/choreographed for many dance teams and nationally ranked dance companies. Her students have won numerous awards including Best Overall Group Tap, Teachers Choice Award, choreography award, several top 10 awards, and top solo awards.

As well as teaching dance, she has received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in graphic design. Miss Kerri and her husband, Matt, have two boys, Lucas and Trent. Kerri has a hands on teaching style and is full of energy. She is thrilled to be able to be a part of our dancers’ lives and feels she along with the students will grow from this experience.