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Cheri Opperman

Senior Grants Manager, Dance


Cheri Opperman has worked for over a decade with the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, working with artists, funders, agents, and organizations to support the creative process and the distribution of live dance performance across the nation. Previously she taught, created dances and mentored dance theater majors at Emerson College. She has worked as a program assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Visual Arts Program. Cheri was a co-founder and co-director at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA, where she taught advanced technique and repertory, and help to create and support activities in its black box theater. As a member of Concert Dance Company of Boston, Cheri performed in works by Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, Bebe Miller, Mark Dendy, Deborah Wolf, Lucinda Childs, Kei Ta Kei, and Laura Dean among others. As a long-time company member of Susan Rose’s DanceWorks, she performed and taught throughout New England, New York, and Arles, France. With Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Cheri performed and taught as an artist in the schools. Cheri has worked with numerous Boston-based choreographers, institutions, and studios throughout her 30+ year career. She holds a BFA from the Boston Conservatory. Cheri currently lives in Somerville, MA with her family and their new puppy.

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