A choreographer, dance educator, speaker, Kerollis currently works teaches ballet and contemporaryfaculty at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway and manages the contemporary dance department at Greenwich Ballet Academy. He has choreographed for numerous organizations, held the position of artistic director of Alaska Dance Theatre, hosts the Pas de Chát: Talking Dance podcast on the Premier Dance Network, and runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
I was probably about 15 years old when the director of my local dance school, seeing my drive and ambition, asked me to work as a teaching assistant for one of the main ballet instructors. She asked to meet with me to discuss the details of my new job. She explained what my role was in the studio, expectations of me in the position and more. But as we approached the end of my meeting, I wasn't expecting the conversation to take the serious turn that it did.