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Brian Gerke is an award-winning choreographer, performer, and educator who was born and raised in Missoula, MT. However, he spent the majority of his professional career living, performing, and teaching in Europe, where he was a soloist in Iceland’s National Dance Company. Also, while living in Europe, Gerke co-created and co-directed his own dance company for 5 years, presenting works in over 50 theaters, spanning 12 countries. He has been commissioned to create original choreograph by Universities and professional dance companies in the US and abroad, most recently by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (premiering in Baltimore, April 2021). Gerke is a Movement Analyst, an Assistant Professor, and the Coordinator of Modern Dance at Utah Valley University. He has been a member of the Heartland Collective, a SLC-based company, since its inception in 2018. Above all, Gerke is driven by the desire to wholeheartedly live, work, communicate, and educate while remaining mindful of and supported by his core values…Compassion & Integrity.