My name is Kerry Knell. I have a passion for promoting proudness through performance.
After producing 6 shows with SHINE – a youth group for people with disabilities – my vocation was confirmed.
I began dancing at the age of 7, and became a qualified dance teacher with the British Ballet Organisation.
I spent 18 years as a performing arts teacher at The Amanda-Jayne Dance & Stage School.
I earned a 2:1 BA(Hons) in Theatre studies. I then worked at Danecourt special school for 5 years, to gain more knowledge and understanding.
This all led to the creation of PROUD PAC.
PROUD performing arts provides enrichment sessions for adults with learning disabilities.
Singing, dancing and acting form the basis of each session, focusing on expression through performance.
PROUD performing arts company is committed to providing a safe place, and opportunities, for adults with learning disabilities to freely express themselves through performance and ultimately feel PROUD.
EVERYBODY deserves the chance to feel PROUD!
We are fun!
We are inclusive!
We are compassionate!
We are collaborative!
We are friendly!
We increase confidence!
We perform shows!
We see shows!
We create friendships!
We prioritise wellbeing!
To celebrate our 1st Birthday, we:
Performed at G.Beatz nightclub evening!
Are wearing our new PROUD PAC T-shirts!
Went to see ‘Hairspray’ the musical, at the theatre.
To celebrate our 2nd Birthday, we:
Performed at G.beatz nightclub evening again
Are wearing our new PROUD PAC hoodies!
Went out for 2 lovely restaurant meals.
To celebrate our 3rd Birthday, we:
WENT INTO A NATIONAL LOCKDOWN!
To celebrate our 4th Birthday, we:
Were still under strict restrictions but…we are still going and we are back in the hall
Plans are underway for our 5th Birthday and it is going to be BIG!
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