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Our Faculty and Staff

Ms. Kerrie

Artistic/Executive Director

Kerrie's broad background includes performing, teaching, and choreographing (in the U.S. and abroad). She is a well-trained and accomplished professional who has been teaching children and adults for over 20 years in all levels and styles of dance. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University and has worked extensively as a teaching artist for various communities including work with under-privileged and special needs children and teens in public schools and day care, and with inmates in women's prisons.

 

Kerrie toured with the NYC based Avodah Dance Ensemble performing and teaching workshops to children and adults all across the country. "The Forgiveness Project" and "Balancing Act" were two of the works Kerrie helped create - their goal being to build community through dance. She has also choreographed for shows, festivals, and special events throughout the Chicagoland area including: “The Wizard of Oz”, “The Drunkard”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Alas! Alack! Zorro is back!”, “Creation/Evolution”.

Ms. Bryanna

Teaching Artist

Bryanna Colón is a dancer, singer, actress based in Chicago. She started her love for the arts at age three here at Forevermore and is now a proud member of the studio's staff. Being a Forevermore alumni, Bryanna is trained in all styles of dance like ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and pointe. Bryanna is a working actress here in Chicago, one of her credits being in episodes of the NBC television show Chicago Fire as seen on her IMDb. She continues to broaden her résumé and is also a proud member of the actors union (SAG-AFTRA) Screen Actors Guild. Bryanna continues her performing arts training as a student at Columbia College Chicago where she is majoring in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance. Bryanna is happy and honored to continue to be a part of the Forevermore family. She is excited to see her students grow and is eager to teach her love and passion for the arts.

Ms. Caroline

Teaching Artist / Ensemble Manager / Operations Team

Caroline Larson graduated from Columbia College Chicago in December of 2018 with a Bachelor's in Dance and a Bachelor's in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Caroline has studied under a multitude of notable choreographers stretched amongst the Chicago area such as Paige Cunningham, Meghann Wilkinson, Nan Giordano, Carrie Hanson, Trae Turner, and many more. Being the daughter of a father in the military, she was afforded the opportunity to travel to a surplus of studios around the globe. She is trained in modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, acro, contemporary, and West African. She is also a part of the leading hip hop company in Chicago, Boom Crack, in their pre-professional company BANG BANG. Caroline is thrilled to grow in her new role as the Ensemble Manager this year while continuing her love for teaching with all of the amazing kids here at Forevermore!

Ms. Magda

Teaching Artist / Operations Team

Magdalena Naruszewicz is a Chicago native dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She is a soon to be graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Dance. During her dance career, Magdalena has trained in a multitude of styles including, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, West African, Improvisation and Dance Composition. Magdalena performed in some works titled, Silent Disturbance, Incomplete— and the dance film I Try. As well as her own work she choreographed and performed entitled, internal. Magdalena is excited to be teaching and doing administrative work at Forevermore this season!

Ms. Kaelyn

Teaching Artist / Operations Team

Kaelyn Kennedy has been a part of the Forevermore Family for the past 11 years. As a former student of the studio, Kaelyn studied under owner and artistic director, Ms.Kerrie up until the age of 16. During her time as a student at Forevermore, Kaelyn was a teaching assistant and a member of the Forevermore Dance Ensemble for several years. Kaelyn has had the opportunity to expand her experience and knowledge through dance competitions, performances across the country, and master classes with the industry’s most successful and recognized choreographers. Studying at Dominican University, Kaelyn was able to work for Forevermore as a part of the administration team and is now part of Forevermore’s teaching staff! She is so excited to share her love of dance with her students in the same space where she found her passion for the art.

Ms. Julia

Teaching Artist / Operations Team

Julia Zic is a current student and soon to be graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Throughout her dance career in Chicago, Julia has trained in numerous styles of dance including modern, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, West African, improvisation, and dance composition. Julia is originally from Frankfort, IL where she trained, danced competitively, and gained teaching experience in technique and creative movement at a local studio. Julia is beyond excited to continue growing as a dance educator and spread her passion for dance at Forevermore!

Ms. Kris

B.O.O.M. (Business Office Operation Manager)

Ms. Payton

Operations Team

What We Believe

Forevermore is founded on a love of the arts and a passion to educate and enrich lives.

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts provides Dance Classes, Acting & Music Lessons,
as well as Performance Opportunities for All Ages. We are located in the NorthWest side of Chicago, IL.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss which classes are right for your family don’t hesitate to call or email.
We would love to chat and schedule a time for you to see our school and try some of our dance, theatre, or music classes.

We give our students opportunities to perform and build self-confidence.

We encourage our students to explore their potential, inspiring them to dream, and challenging them to do their best.
The dedication and discipline they learn will instill them with the ability to make those dreams come true.

Happy Parents and Dancers

  • My daughter has been taking classes here since 2008. We are very happy with the owners and all the staff because it's a family owned business and they do care about children's growth. Our family is very happy with everything about this dance studio.
    Yaara O. Yaara O.
  • Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts Inc. encourages students to follow their dreams. Instructors are fun and supportive while still teaching the fundamentals of dance technique!
    Misty L. Misty L.
  • Love it! Have been a part of this family for over 5 years, my older daughter had grown so much over the years and my younger one just started the preschool classes and loves it too. Such a positive environment!
    Daria J. Daria J.

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts

7466 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 237-5200