SPRING LAKE — Kerry White grew up going to dance classes at the Community House as a young girl. Years later, she has returned as an employee – coordinating programs for the next generation of performers.
When Ms. White was four years old, she was first exposed to the grandiose, 100-year-old brick building alongside her father and sister, both of whom were involved in community theater productions. She fondly remembers watching her family members perform “Peter Pan” on the big stage, immediately sparking her curiosity.
When she was in third grade, the self-described “introvert” joined the Community House’s Theatre Workshop program, where she faithfully honed her acting, dancing and musical skills for three hours per week. It then became clear to her that she was following in her sister’s footsteps, officially contributing to the “White family tradition” at the community theater.
Ms. White, who grew up in Point Pleasant Beach, described her parents as “the best people,” especially thankful to her father who encouraged her premiere in the performing arts.
“If I could be there every single second of every day, I would do that,” said Ms. White.
When charting her future path, Ms. White learned from her cherished experiences at the Community Theatre, using her former teachers as inspiration.
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