2002-08-17 / Community

Breezy’s Kerry Joyce Selected

As Kennedy Center Intern

Breezy's Kerry Joyce Selected
As Kennedy Center Intern

Kerry Joyce, a resident of Breezy Point, was selected for an internship this summer by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the nation's center for the performing arts. She will intern as part of the Center's Vilar Institute for Arts Management.

Joyce is working toward her B.A. in English and Dance from The George Washington University.

As an intern, she writes pitch letters and press releases for the upcoming 2002-2003 performance season, as well as Partners in Education, the intensive ballet program of Suzanne Farrell and the Prelude Festival, encompassing two weeks of performances that showcase many of Washington, D.C.'s most renowned arts organizations. Joyce also assists with ticket distribution for the press and other administrative tasks.

At the Kennedy Center, Joyce works in the press department with Rae Bazzarre, senior press representative for education and national outreach, Paul Bilyeu, senior press representative for dance and theater and Mary Johnson, manager of media relations for Kennedy Center music and special events.

Joyce has been interested in the performing arts since she began dance classes at the age of two. At Bishop George Ahr High School, she was a member of the drama department performing in numerous musicals. She also studied at the Center Stage Dance and Theater School where she competed nationwide as a member of the Center Arts Teen Showcase (CATS).

Joyce, a Presidential Arts Scholarship Student for dance at GWU, was the 2002 Dance Performer of the Year. She has performed in guest artist pieces, student thesis concerts and is a member of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company. She is also a member of the Dance Performance Project, a student run organization focused on the growth of dance education. Joyce has also received six college credits through the American Dance Festival, an annual seven-week intensive modern dance festival at Duke University.

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Joyce hopes to continue her work in arts administration.

She is the daughter of Edmund and the late Mary Joyce of Breezy Point.

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