Gerri Houlihan received her professional training at The Juilliard School. She performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. On the faculty of the American Dance Festival from 1981 to 1983 and from 1987 to the present, she has participated in 17 international linkage programs in such countries as Korea, China, Mongolia, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, and Russia. The recipient of the American Dance Festival’s Balasaraswati Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching, she continues to teach at the ADF studios in Durham, NC. She is Professor Emerita from Florida State University and is currently the Artistic Director of the Big Red Dance Project, a group of dancers aged 35 to 71. She has wanted to dance with Monica for a long time and is thrilled to be part of The Running Show!