Hi! My name is Kerry Wee. I am a professional dancer & aerialist and pilates & aerial instructor currently teaching at Womack and Bowman: The Loft and at other locations in Los Angeles. I am a movement educator and the creator of the online course Wrap Your Head Around Silks (www.wrapyourheadaroundsilks). My students are beginners to professionals. I help aerialists increase strength, technique, knowledge & movement quality and strive to help them attain their goals. Whether it’s just to feel confident in the air or to become professional. I choreograph group & solo aerial acts on multiple apparatuses.
After finishing a Politics BA and studying Modern dance & choreography at Oberlin College, my first & only traditional job was as assistant to Jim Margolis of GMMB Washington DC, a political consultant who served as media advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and later, Barak Obama. Although I moved to LA to pursue a dance career in my early 20s, I continued with the skill set. First by working in political fundraising and then by serving as PR Director for a dance & aerial live show, L’effleur des Sens in it’s 4-year residency at the King King Hollywood.
One notable life-event was an injury I experienced during the Taylor Swift “Speak Now” Tour. I suffered an external tib/fib fracture coupled with a compound ankle fracture. The doctors whispered that my career was finished but after a 2-year recovery with Cedar Sinai’s Dance Medicine Orthopedic Department I achieved 100% recovery. My first job back at it was as an aerialist & dancer for Motley Crue’s World Tour.
Already a pilates and aerial instructor, I really studied the body in terms of the type of movement used in the aerial arts during that 2 yr recovery. I earned my NASM PT Certification to add to my Physical Mind Pilates Method training, anatomy education, aerial teacher training (not “teacher training” then, rather apprenticing under master teachers) and dance training.
My pilates practice is a biomechanical movement-based therapy for those in chronic pain, post-surgical and postural imbalances. I also help aerialists better their technique by doing specific and supported work on the reformer. Today a regular week for me is teaching 25 hrs of classes & privates, dance rehearsals & performances, training on 4 aerial apparatuses, choreography & creation time, class preparation and recovery for my own body.
Flexibility trainer to FKA Twigs – Nike 2017
Silks coach to Ginger Ressler CEO of Fabletics – Print Campaign 2017
Silks coach to Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix for Beach Bodies