Biography

Kerry Nicholls has taught, choreographed, mentored, performed and consulted extensively for numerous dance companies and institutions throughout Europe and worldwide, and her experience spans a diverse dance practice spectrum.

Having taught regularly for Company Wayne McGregor, DV8 and Michael Clark companies to name a few, she is widely regarded as one of Britain’s leading contemporary technique teachers; she receives many invitations to teach internationally at Ballet National de Marseille (France), Escuela de Danza (Cuba), the Beijing Dance Academy (China) and The Juilliard School (USA).

k|n|d|c (kerry nicholls dance company) was founded in 1999 as a vehicle to promote Kerry’s own choreographic research. During its existence, Kerry created numerous works for k|n|d|c and received independent commissions from organisations and companies within Europe, China and the USA, and directed various projects at venues such as the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.

She was appointed Co-Director of Creative Learning for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2007, in addition to becoming the Artistic Advisor for English National Ballet School in 2008.

Currently, Kerry is an external assessor for both English National Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School, as well as being the Contemporary Module Leader for the Degree programme at The Royal Ballet School. She is a regular choreographic mentor and career consultant for the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, One Dance UK, Rambert, Scottish Ballet, Barbican and Youth Dance England. Kerry is the Artistic Director for National Youth Dance Wales, Patron of Constella OperaBallet and annual Guest Artist at The Juilliard School.

Kerry is director and owner of Kerry Nicholls Dance and embodies the values and spirit of the brand which launched in autumn 2012.