Kenneth is a key figure in the UK dance scene. He danced with the internationally acclaimed London Contemporary Dance Theatre and other leading companies during a 25 year dancing career, with extensive credits as a performer, choreographer, teacher and director.
From 2007 to 2016, Kenneth headed the UK’s leading centre for contemporary dance development, as Chief Executive of the The Place. He is currently working as a freelance arts professional.
In April 2017 he was a Grand Final Judge and Chair of the judging panel for the Grand Final of the prestigious BBC Young Dancer competition, broadcast live from Sadler’s Wells theatre on BBC2. Most recently, he was choreographer for Wales Millennium Centre’s most significant production to date, Tiger Bay the Musical, which previewed in Cape Town in May 2017, ahead of its world premiere at Wales Millennium Centre in November 2017.
He has served on various arts Boards, including The Royal Opera House; he is currently a Patron of both Akademi and The Place. He appears in eight successive Powerlists of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage. Kenneth also appears in Who’s Who.
In 2003 he was made an OBE in recognition of his services to dance.
In June 2017 he was made a CBE, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, also in recognition of his service to dance.