KND Performance Mentoring Programme | 2017

Studio Intensive: Monday 25th Sep – Saturday 14th Oct 2017
at Studio Wayne McGregor (part of the FreeSpace programme)
Mentoring months: Sep 2017 – Jan 2018

After a year away, 2017 sees the welcome return of the hugely popular and successful Performance Mentoring Programme (PMP). KND is now accepting applications for PMP 2017.

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 process.

The PMP supports sustainable artistic lives and provides an inspiring, powerful space for thinking and doing. At a critical point in a dancer’s career, this four-month programme will prepare a small, select group of dancers for an ever-changing and varied job landscape. This begins with an extended three-week studio-intensive encompassing classical and contemporary technique, a varied platform of workshops exposing a range of performative approaches and work on audition techniques, CV/show reel advice, networking opportunities and professional development seminars – all delivered by internationally sought-after artists, including Kerry herself. Through challenging content and an approach that is expertly personalised to the needs of the individual, the artist receives support, provocation and positive affirmation, alongside the opportunity to spend qualitative and reflective time with a network of like-minded artists.

Continuing on from the studio-intensive, Kerry will regularly mentor each artist on a one-to-one basis for a further three months to encourage and confront current practice within a person-centered structure and support new thinking and artistic development. The PMP supports artists who are seeking the challenge and inspiration to find new ways of becoming leaders of their own careers.

Studio-intensive (at Studio Wayne McGregor):
MON 25 – FRI 29th SEPT 2017
MON 2 – FRI 6th OCT 2017
MON 9 – SAT 14th OCT 2017

OCT 2017 – JAN 2018

Full four-month programme cost:

• Applicants should have graduated at least 4 years ago with a high technical ability and an enthusiasm for expanding their skill set.

• Applicants must be available for the full three weeks of the intensive. The three months of mentoring thereafter will be flexible to suit individual schedules.

To be considered, please send your CV, evidencing a strong career portfolio, along with a cover letter of no more than 300 words outlining what you hope to gain from the four-month programme.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in the last two weeks of August.

Applications should be sent to:

Closing deadline for applications: 18:00 on FRI 18th AUG 2017

The KND Performance Mentoring Programme is generously supported by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust to allow a heavily subsidised programme fee.

 The Linbury Trust


It exceeded all expectations. This course is 100% relevant and should be a vital part to dancers’ welfare and support. It totally enforces positivity – which is integral to us as performers and as humans. It’s a beautiful idea and one that has to be pushed.
PMP Participant 2015

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