With over twenty years of acclaimed international experience in the dance sector, KND is driven by leading multidisciplinary dance artist, Kerry Nicholls. The different strands of her practice come together to deliver innovative work of excellence promoting exciting artistic, education and development opportunities for professional artists, companies and young people.
Kerry Nicholls is totally rigorous and uniquely supportive whether she is teaching, mentoring, choreographing, or simply being a colleague. A few minutes with her and you realize you are in the presence of an amazing listener whose insights can make such a difference in this world.
Liz Lerman, American Choreographer and founder of the Critical Response Process
Kerry Nicholls is an important educator in the world dance community. A thoughtful, dedicated teacher with deep knowledge in the field – Kerry inspires fearless artistic exploration in all of her mentorship and teaching!
Jill Johnson, Director of Dance, Harvard University
Kerry is an exceptional artist who shows a deep understanding of not only the choreographic process but also how to encourage young people to learn and develop their own practice…she is totally committed to dance and its development.
Linda Jasper, Director, Youth Dance England
Without a doubt, one of the best choreographic projects I’ve ever had the pleasure to be a part of. I’ve been looking for a project like it ever since.
Leon Poulton, Freelance Professional Artist
These classes are physically and creatively challenging, in that great, ‘chewy’ way that leaves everyone with something to keep thinking about.
Laura Kumin, Director of the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid
The first time we worked with Kerry was one of the best growth spurts. She has been the best mentor that a dancer could ask for!
Robia and Ajani, BRIT School graduates
Kerry’s ability to strike the right balance between encouraging and challenging, nurturing and questioning, making strategic interventions and stepping back, quite simply inspires young people to create exceptional work and go beyond what they think they are capable of.
Paul Reeve, Chief Executive, Into Film
Kerry’s work is always of the highest standards. She is able to challenge, support and further careers.
Prof. Jason Beechey, Rector, Palucca University of Dance, Dresden
Kerry’s remarkable creative process not only resulted in a powerful choreographic piece, but also helped the dancers develop their bodily and cognitive awareness in an open and communicative direction.
Naomi Inata, Waseda University, Japan
2 weeks of Masterclasses this August. Booking opening in May.