Sherrie Barr earned her MFA in performance and choreography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Certified Practitioner in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she has a rich history of teaching dance at many locales including Potsdam College of New York, University of Oregon, Michigan State University, Happendance School, and Wayne State University. Returning to Oregon to retire in fall of 2015, Sherrie was honored by a courtesy professor of dance appointment at the University of Oregon.
Sherrie Barr is passionate about teaching movement practices, including creative dance and improvisation, modern and contemporary dance practices, somatic practices, and skills for dance making.
Sherrie says, “I am continually fascinated with the intersections between contemporary dance and art making in all art forms and that fascination drives my endeavors as a teaching artist-educator-scholar.”