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 Studio 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, Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Festival Hall.
Kerry was appointed Co-Director of Creative Learning for Studio Wayne McGregor in 2007, was the Artistic Advisor for English National Ballet School 2008 – 2015 and was Artistic Director of National Youth Dance Wales 2014-2018. In 2014, Kerry was awarded a Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship to embark on an extensive period of research in the USA, shadowing and assisting Liz Lerman and advancing her work in the Critical Response Process.
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 Patron of Constella OperaBallet, a Guildhall Coaching Fellow, the first Dance Ambassador for PIPA (Parents and Carers In Performing Arts) 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.