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Jeri Deckard Gatch

Title: Instructor - Adj
Office: Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-658-5374

Jeri Deckard Gatch moved to Cincinnati seventeen years ago and quickly found a home in the community dancing and choreographing through the Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT), Growth In Motion, and in schools throughout the city. She has been commissioned by Miami University (OH), Berea College (KY), and College of Lake County (IL) to guest teach and set new works on their companies; she has worked as a Teaching Artist in Residence through programs by Artlinks, ArtsWave, CPS Arts Integration Project and VSA of Ohio.

In addition to her work as a dancer and a choreographer in the CDT’s Area Choreographers Festival, Prof. Gatch is an active participant in the life of dance in our region as a Founding and Board member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance. In addition, she has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of OhioDance and currently serves as Co-President of Mariemont School District’s Arts Association.


  • BS, Indiana Univerity, Bloomington, IN (Kinesiology).
  • MFA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Performance and Choreography).