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Kerry Coddett Comedian, Actress, Choreographer, Writer.
An irrepressible “Jill of All Trades,” Kerry Coddett is an entertainer in every sense of the word. A habitual overachiever who discovered her penchant for the performing arts at a young age, Kerry is a multi-hyphenate who channeled her childhood curiosities into several, creative art forms. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Trinidadian and Guyanese parents, Kerry captivated family members with her ability to mimic people’s dialects and mannerisms. In elementary school, she began to write songs, short stories and poems and, at 9 years old, had her first published work. A natural-born dancer, Kerry secured an ongoing gig performing at New Jersey Nets games, making her one of the youngest professional dancers to do so. By the time she was in high school, she began to aggressively pursue a career in the entertainment industry, performing everywhere from MTV to Madison Square Garden.
At 19 years old, she graduated cum laude from CUNY Baruch College with a B.A. in English and Psychology. Thereafter, she started her own clothing company and within a year, she was creating customized clothing for Jay-Z. A fashion designer and wardrobe stylist by day, Kerry was still a performer by night, working as a choreographer and back up dancer for Caribbean superstars, C’ecile, Machel Montano, and Mr. Vegas. In her merciless pursuit to become a well-rounded artist, Kerry trained at Broadway Dance Center, Esper Studio, the Stella Adler Conservatory, and HB Studio. She also studied at the People’s Improv Theater and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, where she was able to hone her comedic talents. The Coddett Project is Kerry’s eponymous brand of colorful and outrageous sketch comedy---a hybrid of her multiple artistic interests, remixed with her Caribbean roots and Brooklyn-bred sensibilities.
Appearances on CUNY TV
Arts in the City
- March 2014
March 14, 2014