Dance Camp Director

Rachel Kerchman

Kerch, as she is affectionately called, has been part of the Brant Lake Camp community each and every summer since 1998. Starting first as a young camper, Kerch has proudly served as a Junior Counselor, Counselor, Head Counselor, Assistant Director, Co-Director and now Director of Dance Camp.

Kerch holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University, where she minored in Dance and was a 4 year member of the Bucknell Dance Company, and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches Upper and Middle school Math at The Brearley School, an all-girls private school in Manhattan. At Brearley, her additional responsibilities include advising students as a room teacher and working on the social-emotional learning curriculum. Before coming to Brearley, Kerch taught Upper School Math at Glenelg Country School where she also served as the Dean of the 10th Grade. Her experiences counseling student athletes and artists have been particularly useful here at Brant Lake Camp!

In her spare time during the off-camp season, Kerch loves to travel, take spin, barre and boxing classes, watch bad television and enjoy NYC with friends, family, and BLC "family".

 Associate Director of Brant Lake Camp/Dance Camp Advisor

Annemiek Gersten

Annemiek Gersten has been a Director or Administrator for Brant Lake Dance Camp over the past 33 years.

"Mieks", as she is known around camp, went to the High School for Performing Arts before graduating from NYU. A youth actor in film and TV, Mieks has been attending summer camps all her life. She is a mother of two (now adult) children and wife of Brant Lake Camp Director Rich Gersten. Her hobbies include jogging, dancing and going to the theater.