Kerry-Ann Stanton

BA. Sociology, Dip Teaching, Certificate Ontological Coaching, Certificate Celebrant Studies, Registered Independent Celebrant, Post Graduate Diploma Dance Studies, Registered Open Floor Dance Teacher

Kerry-Ann, a fifth generation Kiwi, is an experienced Dancer, Celebrant and Educator. She is a dance ‘aficionado’ of long standing, dancing for personal recreation since she was four and keen audience forever. Creative, innovative, resilient, and energetic; she is deeply committed to the role of dance and the creative & performing arts.

She has had active involvement and background in Education, Community Education and Adult Learning and Learning & Development in the Public Health and State Sector, as a primary teacher, adult tutor, community education director, trainer, facilitator and coach. A registered marriage and civil union celebrant she performs a range of ceremonies including funerals and is a teaching member of The Celebrant School.

Community work and projects have included The Future Leaders Programme AKYWCA; a teenage mentoring programme, the NZDC Pilot YEP 2012with Kowhai Intermediate, and Artist in Movement; for Spark now Mapura.

She teaches Feisty Feet a creative contemporary dance for seniors (on contract with NZDC), leads Sit Walk Dance, movement meditation classes and Open Floor Dance Out West.

In 2013 she completed a Post-Graduate Diploma Creative & Performing Arts - Dance Studies, with Distinction, at Auckland University. And in 2018 became a Registered Open Floor Dance Teacher. Her life goal is to bring all of herself and dance into her working life. As the Peanuts character is quoted as saying, “to dance is to live”.