Quitalyn Love-Cheramie, M.F.A.
Quita Love-Cheramie grew up in a small town in Idaho and started her dance career in her living room dancing to Neil Diamond for her parents and imaginary sold out audiences. As she grew up, she danced on both her Jr. High and High School dance teams. She got her undergraduate dance degree in Dance Education from the University of Idaho, where she choreographed and danced for the university’s pre-professional dance company, as well as danced on the university’s dance team. She also finished her degree by student teaching at the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Visual and Performing Arts where she taught high school students majoring in dance at the high school level. Upon returning to Idaho she taught creative movement at the Franciscan Cre-Act School in Pocatello, Idaho, taught at Idaho State University as adjunct faculty and danced with I-Move.
Quita moved to Arizona in 2006 to pursue her graduate degree at Arizona State University (where she taught Introduction to Dance, modern, Yoga/Pilates and various levels of jazz) and graduated in 2009. She is starting her fifth year as adjunct faculty at GCC, where she has both taught classes and choreographed for VERVE. She has also been adjunct faculty at both Estrella Mountain Community College (where she taught classes, began building and creating a major and artistic directed two of the annual dance shows) and Paradise Valley Community College. She has also recently spent time performing with Desert Dance Theater and has attended and taught at the past two annual West Region American College Dance Association conferences. She has been married for nearly eight years, has three wonderful boys- Gabriel and Christian and Liam and will be welcoming a fourth boy in mid-January 2015.