Academy of Performing Arts
San Diego Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Mandy Kerr - Jazz Dance

Mandy began dancing, singing and acting at the age of three in her hometown of Edmonton, AB, Canada. After moving with her family to San Diego, CA and graduating high school she then moved to New York City where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College and began her professional career. Since her move to the United States she has performed and toured with some of today’s top musical artists such as MICHAEL JACKSON, CHER, *N SYNC, NICK CANNON and the 2004 United States Olympic Gymnastic team. Some of her television appearances include DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, SEX AND THE CITY, SESAME STREET, and VH1’s Big in ’05 Awards with DEF LEPPARD. Mandy shot a pilot for Fox with comedians Bob Sagat and Jeffery Ross as well as the pilot for the CBS television series SMITH starring Ray Liotta and Amy Smart. She has also worked with such companies as AFLAC and TJ MAXX and can currently be seen in commercials for both PROGRESSIVE and MAC IPOD SHUFFLE. As well as dancing professionally she can currently be found choreographing and teaching both nation and world wide at multiple conventions, workshops, studios, intensives, and companies such as ELITE DANCE CONVENTIONS, FUSION, SURREY DANCE FESTIVAL, HARBOUR Dance Center, SOURCE DANCE, and SKIP Entertainment. Mandy just finished as the in house choreographer for ADIDAS Asia-Pacific working on numerous Pre-Olympic events as well as co-creating an instructional Hip Hop DVD called ADIDAS STREET HOP. She just recently returned from China, Canada, Guam, and from Holland where she was added as a judge at the 2006/2007 World Hip Hop Championships. Some of her most recent accomplishments include choreographing for the Netherlands new artist “Eva” and TUG’s new artist Ashley Rose. Mandy has been teaching Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Musical Theater for almost a decade and loves to inspire and share her passion for dance to anyone who wants to listen!!!


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