Larissa Gerszke

Michael Waldrop

Larissa Gerszke is a Canadian Ballerina. She is sponsored by Gaynor Minden pointe shoes and is represented by Clear Talent Group. For 7 seasons, Ms. Gerszke performed in NYC’s renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet company. She is featured in publications such as the New York Times, Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine andthe Jerusalem Post.

Critically acclaimed for “her impressive musicality which is tied to a powerful body that crackles with energy” (—, Ms. Gerszke has performed on prestigious stages for audiences worldwide. She appears in music videos for artists Jill Scott, & Jennah Bell, as well as advertisements for the multinational make-up brand, Shiseido Cosmetics. She performed in the CBS TV broadcast of the “43rd Kennedy Center Honors”, which celebrated the artistic legacies of Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori, & Dick Van Dyke. In her early career as a dance competitor, Ms. Gerszke competed in elite competitions ranging from American, Canadian & British dance circuits.

As a passionate dance educator, Ms. Gerszke is a guest lecturer at Fordham University, & Penn State University. She has taught master classes & intensives across the United States, Canada & the Bahamas. Her life’s work is in sharing a modern day relevance of the 16th century art of Ballet.