Now in its second year, we are now running the successful KND Performance Mentoring Programme 2015.
Devised and delivered by KND to boost professional dancers mid-career, we are offering rigorous technical training and thought-provoking workshops from expert guest artists, all underpinned by a tailor-made, individual mentoring scheme.
At a critical point in a dancer’s career, typically unsupported by an educational institution, KND will prepare a small, select group of dancers for an ever-changing and varied job landscape, within a four-month programme. This begins with a two-week studio-intensive encompassing classical and contemporary technique, choreography, voice, yoga, audition techniques, CV/show reel advice, network opportunities and professional development seminars, all delivered by sought-after teachers and artists, including Kerry herself.
Continuing on from the studio-intensive, Kerry will regularly mentor each participant on a one-to-one basis for a further three months. This is devised to encourage and confront current practice within a person-centered structure, supporting new thinking and artistic development.
The confidence gained and the focus I re-directed on my training and career helped me to present myself with new-found awareness and positivity… I have found four jobs since the programme
KND Performance Mentoring Programme 2014 Participant
Applicants should have graduated at least 4 years ago with a strong classical or contemporary background, possess a high technical ability and an enthusiasm for expanding their skill set.
(held at English National Ballet studios, London)
MON 27 – FRI 31 JULY 2015
MON 03 – FRI 07 AUGUST 2015
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2015
Full four-month programme cost:
Applications are now closed.
The programme is generously supported by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust allowing a heavily subsidised rate.