Meet Kerry-Ann

More about Kerry-Ann’s Celebrant Work

For your interest here is some of my background, skills and life experience.  This is who I bring to working with you on your ceremony.

I was amongst the inaugural intake of students into the Certificate of Celebrant Studies, which was the first training programme in the world for civil celebrants. I have worked as a Celebrant since 1998 and been a facilitator & trainer for The Celebrant School teaching modules for Funerals, Transitions through Change & Crisis and Marriage & Civil Union.  

I have danced all my life for personal re-creation and am a dance educator working with Open Floor Dance and dance for seniors.

I have been working with individuals and groups since I was in my teens and am known for my empathy, enthusiasm and care.

I offer myself as a Celebrant with a deep awareness of the privilege of this work. 


  • Certificate Celebrant Studies (AUT)
  • Visionary Celebrant Award: Celebrants’ Association of New Zealand Inc. (CANZ) 2015
  • Registered Open Floor Dance Teacher
  • Post Graduate Diploma Dance Studies with Distinction (Auckland University 2013)
  • Certified Ontological Coach (Newfield USA 1995)
  • B.A.Sociology, Dip.Tchg.


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