Working alongside Kerry was exhilarating and reaffirming…it was inspiring for the participants, for Scottish Ballet and for me as a leader in Dance.
CHRISTOPHER HAMPSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SCOTTISH BALLET
KND demonstrates positive leadership whilst celebrating cooperation and collaboration. From short-term performance projects to long-term choreographic mentoring programmes, Kerry delivers macro-vision for a project with clear artistic and managerial objectives and deadlines. Whilst achieving this she also takes care of individual journeys and goals, motivating participants to extend their capabilities.
CRITICAL RESPONSE PROCESS (CRP) FACILITATOR
Kerry has developed a close working relationship with our International Advisor and Mentor, and Critical Response Process founder – Liz Lerman – and is able to offer permitted and supported expert CRP facilitation for a range of projects. Understanding the value of giving and receiving appropriately-timed and considered feedback, Kerry navigates this system with sensitivity and dialogic skill. This work is available at the beginnings, part-way and the completion of projects, to gain the necessary evaluation to keep marching forwards.
Kerry Nicholls is totally rigorous and uniquely supportive whether she is teaching, mentoring, choreographing, or simply being a colleague…an amazing listener whose insights can make such a difference in this world”
LIZ LERMAN, AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF THE CRITICAL RESPONSE PROCESS
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) FACILITATOR
A range of professional development opportunities that are tailor-made to meet the brief of the project and the individual needs of the artists involved. KND are available to discuss bespoke interventions that fuse Kerry’s wealth of experience together, opening clear communication channels and delivering support, reflection and critical thinking with civility. KND employs coherent strategies that can affect artistic change.
YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) has benefited hugely from Kerry’s inspiring leadership of professional development sessions for youth dance practitioners from all over Scotland.
CAROLYN LAPPIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, YDANCE