Gerri Houlihan joined the ADF faculty in 1981 and today serves as the Co-Dean of the ADF School. She began her career at the Juilliard School and went on to perform, choreograph, and teach across the US and Europe.
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Rebecca B. Elvin is a lifelong dancer with a background in childhood education. She currently teaches at the Samuel H. Scripps Studios, ADF’s newest addition and first permanent, year-round center for creative activity. The studios offer all levels of training… read more
The ADF Archives is a veritable treasure trove of rare documents, striking dance footage, and photographs that capture the distinct fleeting moments of times past. ADF has documented the festival throughout its eighty years, maintaining a rich source of material… read more
Choreographer, dancer, and educator Phyllis Lamhut is the recipient of the 2013 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She began her lifelong dance career at the early age of fifteen, when she joined Alwin Nikolais at the… read more
Gaspard Louis is the director of ADF Project Dance, a year-round creative movement outreach program that offers free dance classes to youth in the community. Previously, he was a member of Pilobolus Dance Theater, where he collaborated on nine major… read more