Team

The core team behind KND.

Kerry Nicholls

Kerry Nicholls

DIRECTOR
Kerry Nicholls has taught, choreographed, mentored, performed and consulted extensively for numerous dance companies and institutions throughout Europe and worldwide, and her experience spans…

Suzie Robinson

PRODUCER
After working as a freelance dancer, teacher, choreographer and movement director for 10 years, Suzie now balances her time between Arts Management …

Vivienne West

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Currently project coordinating for Kerry Nicholls Dance in the UK & internationally. Vivienne first met Kerry when age 13 at Laban CAT, where she choreographed her first professional work…

Advisory Board

Maggie Semple

Maggie Semple OBE

CHAIR
Maggie Semple is a successful business woman and entrepreneur. In 2010 Maggie set-up Semple, a bespoke women’s fashion brand; a labour of love established to empower likeminded women…

Theresa Beattie

Theresa Beattie

Theresa is a curator, creative producer, organisational development consultant, evaluator and researcher. She specialises in dance, also working across the performing arts and in Higher Education. She is currently Elevate […]

Helena Gaunt

Professor Helena Gaunt

Professor Helena Gaunt is Vice Principal and Director of Guildhall Innovation at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and a Lector in Music, Education and Society at the Royal […]

Langolf, Hannes

Hannes Langolf

Throughout his career, Hannes has worked and collaborated with numerous artists and companies throughout Europe. These names include William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk […]

Liz Lerman by JS Rosenthal

Liz Lerman

INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR AND MENTOR
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of honors including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” and a 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

Kenrick Sandy

Kenrick Sandy MBE

Kenrick Sandy MBE is Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Blue Entertainment (Associate Artists at The Barbican Centre) and one of the top Choreographers and Artist in the UK Urban, Commercial & Hip […]

Edward Watson MBE

Edward Watson MBE was born in London and trained at the Royal Ballet School. He joined the Royal Ballet Company in 1994, and was promoted to Principal in 2005. His […]

Collaborators

Chris Benstead

Chris Benstead

MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER
Christopher Benstead has worked intensively in the world of dance and theatre for over thirty years, composing more than one hundred and fifty scores in a wide range of styles…

Joseph Edwards photo by Phil Barnett

Joseph Edwards

FILMMAKER
Joseph is a London based filmmaker and has recently joined the KND team. He has a deep love for dance, leading him to work on projects with The Royal Opera House, ZooNation, Sadler’s Wells…

Mark Joint

Mark Joint

BRAND GUARDIAN
Protecting the style and integrity of the Kerry Nicholls Dance brand like a comic book hero, just without the superpowers, or snazzy outfits…

Pari Naderi

Pari Naderi

PHOTOGRAPHER
Following a distinguished career in contemporary dance Pari Naderi found photography and she has established herself as one of the UK’s most sought after Dance, Theatre and Performance…

David Walters

David Walters

MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER
David has worked for over 25 years for a multitude of dance schools and studios including: London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School, Central School of Ballet, Middlesex University, Arts Ed, London Studio Centre…