Jerry Rose was named to the NARB list of outstanding Choreographers in 1983. He has appeared as guest artist, lecturer, and artist-in-residence for numerous companies and universities throughout the country. Director of the Beckley Dance Theatre School, his students now appear in movies, T.V., and Broadway Musicals as well as 16 different dance companies including the famed New York City Ballet. Well known in the outdoor summer theatre circuit, he has choreographed the dance sequences for Hatfields and McCoys, Honey In The Rock, and Young Abe Lincoln; shows whose total attendance have exceeded the one million mark. Rose devotes much of his time to arts development in West Virginia. He served as dance editor for the West Virginia Arts News, originated the West Virginia Ballet Festival, and was named to the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Commission by Gov. John D. Rockefeller IV. A Dance Caravan faculty member of 12 years, he appeared in the movie “Dirty Dancing” staring Patrick Swayze in 1986 and was invited by the Russian government in 1994 to participate in a cultural exchange with artists from the Moscow region. He returned in 1995 to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Surgut in Siberia. In addition to his duties in West Virginia, he appears regularly in New York, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, and Chicago as Balletmaster and Choreographer for the “Stars of Tomorrow.”