My name is Kerry Knell. I have a passion for promoting proudness through performance.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.
After producing 6 shows with SHINE – a youth group for people with disabilities – my vocation was confirmed.
I then worked at Danecourt special school for 5 years, to gain more knowledge, understanding and qualifications.
This all led to the creation of PROUD PAC.
PROUD performing arts company aims to provide 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 collaborative!
We are friendly!
We increase confidence!
We perform shows!
We create friendships!
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.
Are expanding! Opening a new session! TBC
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.
Expanded! We have a sing-a-long session in Rainham, Kent!