Arts1 School of Performance: Kerry Buckby

Head of Dance

Kerry Buckby

Kerry joins Arts1 at a particularly exciting time and will bring a wealth of knowledge, passion and care to each and every Arts1 student. With over 24 years of experience as a teacher and freelance choreographer, Kerry’s work in performing arts education has not gone unrecognised and as a result she currently holds her Fellowship with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the highest teaching qualification offered by the ISTD (passing with 100%), showing a depth and breadth of technical knowledge and artistry as well as a high standard of teaching. In 2022 and in 2023, Kerry also won the Elliot Clarke Commendation Award which acknowledged her consistent successes and excellence over the years and the commitment given to all her students.

Kerry’s passion for teaching and working with children has played a huge part in her career, holding Associate level teaching qualifications in Ballet and National, whilst also specialising in Modern, Jazz and Tap. Following her training at London Studio Centre, Kerry has gone on to work with many acclaimed directors and choreographers such as Stephen Mear and Bill Drysdale, as well as working on TV projects including The Brit Awards and appearing in various music videos.