BA Hons Dance Studies (Choreography)
Kerrie has been dancing since the age of 3, beginning with modern theatre and Irish Dancing. In 2006, at age 11, she became a founding member of Elevation School of Performing Arts.
Kerrie has been trained extensively in a wide variety of dance styles, including classical ballet, modern theatre, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop and Irish dancing. At the age of 15 she was accepted into the Dance and Performance course in Sallynoggin College of Further Education, where she spent the year training full time under some of the great names in the industry, and achieved all distinctions in her FETAC award in Performing Arts, before returning to school to complete her Leaving Cert.
She went on to undertake a Higher National Diploma BTEC in Performing Arts in Bray Institute of Further Education and progressed to Middlesex University in London to achieve her BA (Hons) Degree in Dance Studies (Choreography), graduating with First Class Honours, and as the pioneering recipient of the Rosemary Butcher Prize for Choreography. In September 2018 she will be continuing her training at the prestigious Roehampton University in London to complete her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance & Choreography.
Kerrie has much performance experience, most recently including with Rosie Kay Dance Company (in association with Sadler's Wells,London, 2017), BEEE Creative (UK, 2018), Cois Céim Dance Company's Creative Steps (Dublin, 2017), and site works around Bray by Karen Gleeson, Nick Bryson and Aisling O'Coineen (2015 & 2016). Other recent performances also include with emerging choreographers Harry Fulleylove, Lauren Harris and Beth Lawrence at Grove Theatre London and MDX House. In 2013 she was crowned within the top 5 Jazz dancers in the country of her age on RTE's television show ''Pump Up My Dance'' at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. In 2013 her street crew ''Nexus'' was awarded 1st place in their category at the ''Irish Hip Hop Masters''. She also has competed at an international level in Irish dancing, winning over 80 awards, medals, and trophies at feiseanna in Ireland and abroad. In 2017, Kerrie founded her own dance company 'The Current Dance Creative', who are currently practising and performing actively around London.
Choreographically, she has had the pleasure of presenting work at Norden Farm (London), Arts Depot (London), Grove Theatre (MDX London), Wimbledon College of Arts (London), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray), and will be showing outdoor public space work in London summer 2018. She has had the honour of studying at workshops with Rosemary Lee, Ieva Kuniskis and Sobhana Jeyasingh, as well as at The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. She has enjoyed experiences working with Dance Theatre of Ireland, Croí Glan Dance Company, and most recently with BalletBoyz, assisting with Parkinson's Can Dance.
Kerrie has won many awards, including the ''Imelda McDonagh Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts'' from St. Mary's College (2014), ''Student of the Year'' with Elevation in 2014 and the ''Dedication to Dance'' Award with Elevation in 2012. She has successfully completed many dance examinations, including I.S.T.D Modern Theatre exams (from grade 4 to Intermediate, continuing on to Advanced 1), R.A.D grade 5 ballet, and grades 1 to 5 in Irish Dancing with an Comhdháil.
Kerrie feels privileged to have progressed from student to teacher within Elevation School of Performing Arts and keeps her links with the school whenever she returns home to visit and relay her incredible experiences on our ESPA students. You can see more about her at www.kerriesamdoyle.wordpress.com and more about the CDC at www.thecurrentdancecreative.wordpress.com.