Biography

Cloggin' with Broken Ankles

Photo: Gary O'Mahoney

Kerry has experience of a wide range of traditional dance styles. She used to dance with Oyster Morris and Paddington Pandemonic Express Molly dancers, (co-writing all of their contemporary folk dance repertoire). She has also worked with Fiona Larcombe both in Shaking The Tradition and as a duo, combining percussive step dance with Fiona’s unaccompanied traditional ballad singing and fiddle music. Kerry has spent much time in Europe, particularly Sweden and France, both working and of course, learning dances! She now specialises in teaching the dances of these countries.

Her performance experience ranges from the 1980′s folk projects The Return of the Complete Dancing Master (with The Albion Band) and The Everlasting Circle, to a recent appearance in Stepback at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank and with the 4K Plot at Baltic, Gateshead.

Her training includes both classical and academic work. Having studied Ballet in her teens, Kerry returned to study as a mature student, achieving qualifications in; the Dance Foundation Course at Tower Hamlets (including Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz), the Dance Leaders in the Community Course, and City & Guilds Adult Education Teaching Certificate part 1 at Morley College, where she taught on the Performing Arts Access courses, and the City & Guilds adult education teaching certificate, as well as weekly clogging classes.