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Biography:Kerry Nicholls has taught, choreographed, mentored and performed extensively for numerous dance companies and institutions throughout Europe and worldwide, and her experience spans a diverse dance practice spectrum.
Regularly teaching for DV8, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance 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 Preljocaj (France), Escuela de Danza (Cuba) and the Beijing Dance Academy (China).
k|n|d|c (kerry nicholls dance company) was founded in 1999 as a vehicle to promote her own choreographic research. Since its inception, Kerry has created numerous works for the company as well as receiving independent commissions from organisations and companies within Europe, China and the USA, and has directed various projects at venues such as the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Festival Hall.
She was appointed Co-Director of Creative Learning for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in 2007, in addition to becoming the artistic advisor for the English National Ballet School in 2008.
Currently, Kerry is an external assessor for both the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School, is a regular choreographic mentor for the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, Dance UK, Rambert and Youth Dance England. She is also artistic advisor at The BRIT school and artistic director for National Youth Dance Wales 2015. Kerry is director and owner of Kerry Nicholls Dance and embodies the values and spirit of the brand which launched in autumn 2012.
Kerry delivers a fast-paced, energetic and athletically
demanding contemporary technique class. Using the
foundations of Limon and release based techniques, her classes
explore a kinetic use of spatial architectonics with an
attention to momentum, qualitative change and musical sensibility.