Show us your stuff!
Friday, March 31, “Feedback Friday with Jeri and Judith”Jeri Gatch and Judith Mikita will lead a choreography feedback class for anyone who would like to present work! This will be an informal showing of anything from movement phrases to full in-process pieces, followed by constructive and positive feedback discussion. Each choreographer will be encouraged to RSVP so that we may schedule the showings and ask you a few questions about your goals for the feedback session.
Everyone is welcome!
Friday, March 31
Showings begin at 6:00pm
Hosted by Contemporary Dance Theater
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati Ohio 45224-2928
Free to members of Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance
Non GCDA Members, $15 donation (to be split between CDT and the GCDA)
Please RSVP to Jeri Gatch by March 17
Event supported by the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance as a member benefit
Who are these people, “Jeri and Judith”?!?
Jeri Deckard Gatch began studying dance as a child and later, after a couple of years on a Chemistry major detour, graduated with a BS in Kinesiology: Dance at Indiana University. She then moved the Philadelphia to attend Temple University and while there was a Teaching Assistant and earned an MFA in Performance and Choreography.
After graduate school, Jeri taught at VCU in Richmond, VA in both the Dance and Theater Departments. Jeri moved to Cincinnati in 1997 (20 years ago!) and quickly found a home in the community dancing and choreographing through the Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), Growth In Motion, and in schools throughout the city. Jeri has been commissioned by multiple Universities and Colleges to guest teach and set new works on their companies. She has often been a dancer and a choreographer in the CDT’s “Area Choreographers Festival” since 1997. Jeri worked as a Teaching Artist in Residence through programs by Artlinks, ArtsWave, CPS Arts Integration Project, VSA of Ohio, and Mariemont City Schools. Jeri is also currently an Adjunct Faculty at UC-CCM where she teaches Choreography focusing on creative process.
Jeri is an active participant in the life of dance in our region as a Founding and Board member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance and has served 2 terms on the Board of Trustees of OhioDance. She is also a local Arts advocate as President of Mariemont School District’s Arts Association.
Jeri enjoys maintaining her own health and well being through dance, yoga, Pilates, and hiking. Supporting and inspiring all of her movement projects is Jeri’s family, for which she has overwhelming gratitude and love. She and her cyclist husband John embrace life and its adventures with their dogs and amazing children: Lily, a Freshman at Indiana University, and Lewis, a Sophomore at Mariemont High School.
’s dances are marked by a sense of theater, a touch of humor, imagination, and energetic athletic
dancing. Her choreography has been presented throughout the greater Cincinnati area and around the Midwest. She danced professionally in New York and Chicago with national touring companies, receiving glowing reviews.
Judith teaches dance technique and composition at the University of Cincinnati/College – Conservatory of Music. She served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Columbia College, University of Utah, NKU, Antioch College and Interlochen Arts Academy (MI).
Judith holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Indiana University.