Performing Arts
Jerry C. Duke

Jerry C. Duke

Adjunct Professor, Dance

Jerry Duke (M.A., M.M., Ph.D.) is Professor Emeritus of Dance Ethnology and History and former Chair of the Dance Faculty at San Francisco State University where he also lectured in the Anthropology, Theatre, and Music Departments.  He's been teaching International and American folk dance for over 45 years at workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, and in several European countries. He was a dancer and ballet master for the AMAN International Music and Dance Company of Los Angeles, artistic and managing director of Khadra of San Francisco, and was director of the SF Kolo Festival, SF Ethnic Dance Festival, and the annual World Cultures Dance and Music Concert at SFSU.  Jerry was on the board and served as President of the international Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) for 6 years and recently received the "Preserving Our Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance and Folk Arts" from the National Folk Organization. He has taught ballroom and folk dance at USF for 22 years.