Sherri DavisDirector of Georgia Academy of Dance &
...As founder and director of Georgia Academy of Dance & the Performing Arts, Sherri Davis exudes her passion for dance through teaching students who desire to learn the joy of movement.
With a combined total of over 20 years experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator, Ms. Davis has taken her
professional training and performed and promoted her
art form in a variety of genres such as opera, theater, and classical ballet.
At the age of 14, Ms. Davis
received a full, resident scholarship to the Tidewater Ballet Association of Virginia
trained with Mississippi Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet of New York
, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.During her
was a full scholarship recipient of the School of American Ballet
, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.After performing the lead in Swan Lake, Ms. Davis was one of two students to be personally presented a scholarship from Mr. Leon Danieleon, former director of American Ballet Theatre of New York.
received some of her training from such distinguished and legendary dance mentors as Lupe' Serrano, Patricia Sorrell, Patricia McBride, Patricia Wilde, Colleen Neary, and the late Gene Hammett.
has performed with Georgia Dance Theatre
, Richmond Ballet
, Lee Harper Contemporary Company
, and various companies and venues throughout the South.Additionally, Ms. Davis has been a guest performer with the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony under the direction of Robert Shaw.
...As a choreographer, Ms. Davis has experienced critical acclaim for some dynamic and innovative works such as Adam and Eve - The Garden, Angels, Frampton - The Rock Ballet, Peter Pan, Romeo & Juliet, and the full length ballet authored by Ms. Davis, The Growing Up of Annabell Potts.
Believing that dance can bring courage, perseverance, and self-esteem to any child, Ms. Davis
strives to offer a positive environment for her
students and professional staff.It is her
goal to develop each child to achieve his/her highest potential.To help attain this goal, she established the non-profit company, Georgia Dance Theatre, in 1990, to offer an avenue for those who are interested in pursuing a more serious place in dance.In 1997, Ms. Davis established Georgia Dance Theatre Professional Company, for those continuing their dance careers on a professional level.In 2006, Ms. Davis established Georgia Academy of Dance & the Performing Arts , to include additional forms of art education , dance, music and drama.