Cerrin Lathrop grew up dancing in Phoenix, Arizona from the petite age of two, along side her father (dance teacher). In Arizona she continued her dance education at the collegiate level, obtaining a BFA in Dance Studies from Arizona State University (ASU). While there, she was recognized with a multitude of awards and scholarships such as Outstanding
Dance Studies Student Award 2007 and Arizona's Best Choreography Award 2006. From the 2007-2008 season, she was the artistic director of Off Centre Dance Company Jr., the junior dance company (ages 10-16) of Mesa Arts Center.
From 2008-2012 she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she co-founded SubRosa Dance Collective (2011), danced and choreographed for Polaris Dance Theatre (2010-2012) and taught at the Center for Movement Arts (2010-2012).
The past 4 years, Cerrin has been teaching and choreographing in Okinawa, Japan. There she taught in international schools, multiple studios, collaborated with Japanese artists and choreographers and developed a new, comprehensive dance program at FootLoose Dance Studio, where her and her students gained international recognition for their win at the 6th Ryukyu International Ballet Competition. While abroad, she maintained her position as choreographer and co-artistic director via technology and video for SubRosa Dance Collective.
Cerrin is back in the United States, married to a military man, hopping from location to location with him and teaching/choreographing along the way.
"[Lathrop] was painfully beautiful to watch...her smooth, seamless movement, I was reminded of melted chocolate."
Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon ArtsWatch