Kerry Hawkes is a native of the Washington DC metropolitan area and graduated with two undergraduate degrees in dance and business merchandising from Radford University in Virginia. Her pre and professional training also included The Washington School of Ballet, The Russell School of Ballet, and a full-scholarship at the MasterWorks Festival in Indiana. While living in the Washington metropolitan area she danced for three years with the Asaph Dance Ensemble, a professional dance company. The Asaph Dance Ensemble performed in the District of Columbia at The Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, the Lisner Auditorium, and other venues in the DC metropolitan area. She has been instructing for the past 7 years in Virginia and more recently now in North Carolina. Kerry is committed to excellence in dance and also an overall passion in maintaining a fit and active lifestyle.