JERY IS A BORN AND RAISED BAY AREA NATIVE.  WITH GRATITUDE, HE TREADS THE BOARDS ANYWHERE THE OPPORTUNITY WILL ALLOW.  JERY'S LOVE FOR ACTING BEGAN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHEN A TOURING COMPANY PERFORMED CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" AND THE CAST CHOSE HIM TO BE TINY TIM.  THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT THE POWER OF WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES THAT JUST FELT RIGHT. HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC VIDEOS CAME IN HANDY DURING RECESS AS HE AND SOME FRIENDS WOULD RE-ENACT MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER VIDEO.  A LIFE IN THEATRE HAS BEEN A ROMANTICIZED NOTION SINCE THEN.  

IN THE BEGINNING, HE STRICTLY STUCK WITH PLAYS.  HE GRADUATED TO MUSICALS, WHEN HIS BEST FRIEND SHARED WITH HIM A MOVIE WHAT WOULD CHANGE HIS PATH IN THE 4TH GRADE. HE FOUND MUSICALS TO BE A FAVORITE IN THE REALM OF THEATRE.  THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE MORE THAN ONE DISCIPLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY WAS CHALLENGING AND REWARDING. YEARS LATER, JERY BEGAN TO EXPAND ON HIS EXPERIENCE IN MUSICALS BY CHOREOGRAPHING A FEW NUMBERS RANDOMLY THEN MOVING ON TO WHOLE SHOWS.  THIS WAS A NATURAL PROGRESSION, SEEING HOW HE BEGAN CHOREOGRAPHING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND NOT JUST IMITATING THE VIDEOS HE HAD SEEN.  WANTING TO LEARN AND DO MORE "BEHIND THE TABLE," HE TRIED HIS HAND AT DIRECTING.  IT HAS BEEN A JOURNEY OF LOVE SO FAR AND THE FUTURE CONTINUES TO LOOK BRIGHT.

HIS FAVORITE PART OF BEING INVOLVED IN THE THEATRE COMMUNITY IS ALL THE AMAZING AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE HE GETS TO WORK WITH.  "CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE IS SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AND THERE IS NO WAY MORE FUN TO DO THIS THAN WITH THEATRE BECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO BE FULLY ENGAGED."  

WITH AN IDEA ALWAYS HANDY, THERE ISN'T A SHORTAGE OF THINGS THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH AND CREATE. 

SOME FAVORITE HOBBIES: KNITTING, WRITING, PEOPLE WATCHING, LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS , LEARNING NEW SKILLS, CAR RIDES, DOG SPOTTING, BEING ALL CRAFTY, GETTING LOST ON YOUTUBE, AND A NEW JOY: BOARD GAMING!

ON To the next show...