KERRY

I starting dancing at the age of 3 at Danceworld under the direction of Pat Finnegan ( my mother).

Over the years I’ve won many national competitions in all genres but modern and tap were my favourite , I won the all rounder performer award at the British arts awards finals in London .

With my BATD dancing exams i was nominated by many BATD Examiners for scholarships in all genres and placed 2nd in the modern junior scholarship section against the rest of the country .

I also enjoyed gymnastics , singing and drama and have enter many comps for these genres to.

In my teens I used to model for different companies in catalogues and on the catwalk as a dancer model.

Throughout my dancing years I’ve performed at the royal Albert hall , Barbican centre , ideal home exhibition plus other charity events and professionally events .

I also won a scholarship for a dance college but knew my passion was teaching dance to others .

I took my first dance teachers examinations when I was 17 years old and have progressed through to fellowship level with the BATD , I Also joined the IDTA, ABD and LAMDA later on . I'm also a recognised teacher with the CDMT and Danceworld is a recognised school

I love teaching and watching our students progress and have seen them in many shows and events and have put many students forward for films , commercials , music videos , touring and West end shows which they have all enjoyed ,

In 2005 we found our studios in Laindon , we turned the warehouse building into the state of the arts dance studios boasting 4 studios and recording studios , lounge area and plenty of parking , we have never looked back since .

We won Essex county business awards for leisure and tourism in 2015 also in the same year we were asked to perform with the strictly touring company which the students loved and was asked again several times to join them ,

I’ve worked on BATD London region committee for many years and have helped many teachers , I've also run the social media events pages for the BATD in the London region

In 2018 I was proud to see one of my students Rochelle perform as Amanda in Matilda and nativity the musical in 2019

Another proud highlight was in 2019 at the BATD scholarships in Doncaster when Samuel won the Junior ballet section. In the same year our students were asked to dance in the Cineworld promo video .

In 2020 we won the SEEA Dancestars award for The Best Dance and Performing Arts School for Education

I'm very proud that former students have gained scholarships and full time places at some of the top U.K Dance and performing arts colleges, such as Italia Conti, Masters, Performers, Urdang, The Brighton Academy , East 15

We have had lots of opportunities along the way and I’m very grateful for our teachers and parents support

Looking forward to opening the Danceworld Theatre College in 2021 and launching LKStarz Talent Agency which we run along side the college and stage school.