Kevin Jewell

29 Mar 2017

Kevin has always enjoyed dance, and took up ballet at the age of six. He studied sport science at the University of Brighton (after completing GCSE and A level dance), before completing his PGCE in dance (secondary). He has always been interested in dance and wanted to teach or perform. He has worked in state education for over 10 years, culminating in a head of expressive arts faculty position. He works as an examiner and Keynote Education course leader for dance teacher inset days. Kevin has performed and/or assisted outreach work with Signdance Collective, FRONTLINEdance and Magpie Dance, and is currently a member of Deaf Men Dancing. Kevin currently also works for Juka Dance, encouraging literacy through dance in primary schools. Kevin’s barriers are with those who are ignorant to disability or need educating about patience, tolerance and accessibility. He has completed mentoring schemes provided by One Dance UK and New Adventures (Overture) to help shape his practice and consider the future. Kevin is hoping to lead change and create new work for the inclusive sector as a teacher, manager or performer. It has been important for him to develop his professional knowledge by being involved as a RAD education committee member, completing his stage one and two British Sign Language courses, undertaking circus classes and volunteering where possible with dance companies. Kevin believes to make the most of new and different opportunities and research into the sector to make contacts and gain knowledge about it.