Cheri Soule

Cheri Soule

Director of Dance



B.S., SUNY Brockport
B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University
M.F.A., Smith College

Cheri Soule is the Director of the Dance Program at Walker’s. She teaches modern, jazz, ballet, choreography, and improvisation, in both the Upper and Middle School programs. She received an MFA degree in Dance from Smith College, a BS in Dance from SUNY Brockport, and a BA in Fine Arts from Eastern CT State University. Cheri has danced professionally with The New England Dance Theatre and The Judy Dworin Performance Project. She also enjoys designing sets for JDPP’s Moving Matters! program in Hartford. Cheri has also served on the faculty at Springfield College, and as visiting artist at Trinity College. Her favorite part about being at Walker’s is the chance to teach, rehearse, and collaborate with such enthusiastic young dancers.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

My favorite subject in High School was studio art. The main reason was because of the teacher. He was so encouraging and never made anyone feel like they weren’t talented enough or that he favored a student because they were talented. This inspired me to do the same for my students, the arts should instill joy and comfort as much as they instill the practice and technique of each discipline.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

My favorite Walker’s tradition is at the end of the Senior Goodbye chapel. After the Seniors leave the other classes shift to new spots in chapel signifying that they have moved up to the next grade. I have always loved the energy and excitement of this moment.

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:

Smith College Teaching Fellow, Galbraith Chair 2018

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

The most rewarding part about working at Walker’s is the students. The most rewarding part about working at Walker’s is the students. Everyday that I enter the studio I have dancers at all levels interested and determined to learn. I find it rewarding to be part of a wonderful Arts program that pushes each individual to achieve her goals.