"HER WORK IS POETIC"
Kerri Garrett is a multidisciplinary artist from Columbus, Ohio, based out of Atlanta, Georgia. A Clark Atlanta University alumnus, she intertwines the art forms of dance, film, and theatre to create compelling narratives about the black experience. From stage to screen, Kerri can be seen on multiple platforms showcasing her acting abilities. Some of her theatrical credits include: Heaux & Tell (written by Nakia Stephens and directed by Shayla Racquel), Sorry About That (written by Nina Lee, Zae Jordan, and Javier Williams), 360 Degrees of Blackness (directed by Melissa Alexander), Salt City: An Afro-futuristic Choreopoem (directed by Aku Kadogo), and Hand's Up (directed by Keith Bolden).
A trained dancer, Kerri has studied at Theatre Street Dance Academy (under the direction of China White), Spelman Dance Theatre (under the direction of T Lang), and Staib Dance (under the direction of George Staib). She has worked with numerous choreographers such as Taylor Perymon, Jeremy Green, Kiki Ely, Micaela Taylor, Jacquel Knight, Lyrik London, Kathleen Wessel, Victor Rojas, Dacia James, and more. Kerri’s choreography credits include: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf (Clark Atlanta University), Songs for a New World (University of West Georgia), School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (CATCO), and The Shadows Whispered Secrets (Dance Canvas x Atlanta Contemporary Residency).
In 2020, Kerri received Fulton County's Virtual Arts Initiative Grant for her project, Longshot: Atlanta. She executive produced, directed, styled and co-choreographed the five-part dance visual series. Kerri has been a grant recipient of the Alliance Theatre's Reiser Lab (2020), Idea Capital (2021), Wussy Mag x SFQP (2020), NBAF Artist Project Fund (2022), Fulton Arts & Culture (2022), and A&E Entertainment Atlanta (2022). Kerri is also a published model. Her work can be found in the pages of Vanity Fair UK, Shuba Magazine, Nude Magazine, and more. She has worked with brands like Sonos, Telfar, Creme of Nature, and Google.
Currently, Kerri is planning her next creative projects with her production company, House of Productions.
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