Staff Profile

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Kerry Newell


Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 1997, my career on stage and screen included appearing in the West End shows West Side Story, Fame and The Lion King, and on television as a children’s presenter for CITV, Nickelodeon and CBeebies.

I studied for my Teaching Qualifications at Laine Theatre Arts and my specialist area of interest is Dance. I wanted to be a professional performer since I was little and was fortunate to achieve my dream.

I am a member of ISTD, Equity, Spotlight and People of Dancing.

My career highlight is Playing Nala in The Lion King, being James & Oliver’s choreographer for the finals of BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer and being a Children’s TV presenter.