Kenan originally trained as an actor before turning his attention to the art of stage combat, as both tutor and fight director, over the last fifteen years. He is a dedicated martial artist with more than thirty years experience across many styles and disciplines. Kenan is also a qualified fencing coach through the British Academy of Fencing and is now an Equity Registered Fight Director, one of a very small number of such professionals in the U.K.
Recent theatre credits include Songs From the Seven Hills, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Sheffield Theatres), Queen Margaret, Death of a Salesman, The Producers and Mother Courage and her Children (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Also, Jungle Book (Derby Theatre) Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre) and Aladdin (Selladoor Worldwide) Romeo & Juliet (Moving Stories). Recent film credits include the short film Girl Alone (directed by Keith Farrell) and new feature film Blank (starring Rachel Shelley and Heida Reed).