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Gerri Houlihan

Published February 28, 2018

Professor Emerita
School of Dance




Gerri Houlihan began her professional career at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Antony Tudor and members of the Martha Graham and José Limón dance companies. Professionally, she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company and Paul Sanasardo Dance Company and spent five years as a soloist with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. From 1991 to 1999, she directed her own company in Miami. Houlihan joined the FSU faculty in 2007 and has taught contemporary and ballet technique, Senior Seminar, Teaching Methods, and Composition. She has been a longtime faculty member at the American Dance Festival, where she has served as Dean since 2013. Houlihan served as the Artistic Director for the 2016 Days of Dance concert and restaged four excerpts from her work Between Angels set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Houlihan says, “I wanted to end my time here at FSU with a piece that is joyful and celebratory. With a cast of eight wonderful dancers, the work is physically demanding and full of the intricacies and humor of Bach’s gorgeous score.”