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Our Story

Khudéla was founded in 2009 in Berlin by Nadine Rahimtoola and Ken Burke. It all started with Sam's Dream, a shadow puppet performance accompanied by live music that helped young children learn the English language in a fun, engaging and interactive way. From then onwards, we have been successfully designing and implementing award winning, social creative projects funded locally, regionally and by the EU. These projects have allowed us to work all around Europe with the aim of supporting the social and emotional well-being of children in schools whilst promoting learning through the creative arts.

As all things evolve, so do we. After over a decade, Khudéla has grown into a well established non-profit organisation with a colourful ensemble of freelance artists from various creative fields. Our team consists of successful performance and visual artists; musicians, dancers, animators, film-makers, directors and producers who also work as educators, coaches and facilitators in their respective creative fields. We also have an inter-cultural collaboration with Eurav a Dublin based organisation who create innovative and social cultural projects and films. 

Nowadays our focus is on two main areas: 1. designing and implementing projects, workshops and courses that support mental health well-being and empowerment using the arts, and 2. creating art for arts sake!


We work with schools within Germany and Europe, offering exciting Creative Educational projects to children and youth that speak to the needs of todays rapidly ever-changing society. 

 We are EU Course Providers offering  specialised courses that support the mental health of teachers and their students by  using the arts to help build resilience by discovering personal resources and by learning effective team-work and communication skills.

Thanks to our close corporation with Keller4 Studios in Berlin, in 2020 we began to realise our passion as Producers for unique, hand-crafted stop motion films which we are proud to say, have already been officially selected for major film festivals across Europe.

And that's us! We thank you for reading this far, and invite you to take a look around.

If you are interested in working with us or booking us, please get in contact. We'd love to hear from you!



Khudéla founder, creative director

& facilitator/trainer

Interdisciplinary  Artist,

Creative Educator,

Expressive Arts Facilitator 


Nadine Rahimtoola

"You are allowed to be

both a masterpiece

and a work in progress,


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Khudéla project designer & facilitator

Visual Artist, Academic, Expressive Arts Facilitator, Art Educator & Teacher



Lynne Margaret Brown

“I am what I am not yet.”

– Maxine Greene


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Khudéla project designer & facilitator/trainer

Acting Coach, Director, Theatre Pedagogue



Jessica Hellmann

"No one is you and that is your power."


Khudéla project designer

& facilitator/trainer

Dancer & Coach




Kara Wenham

"Art is a form of intelligence, it can be developed, it's  linked to intuition and it's something that all humans have."

- Alonozo King

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Khudéla project designer

& facilitator

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Creative Educator



Ken Burke



"Sing as if no-one can hear you,

love as though you’ve never been hurt and live every day

as though it’s your last!"

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Khudéla facilitator

Illustrator, Writer, Yoga instructor,

Expressive Arts Facilitator & Coach



Helena Firschel


"Whatever pushes you, let it do so with a gracious sign of thanks. Fruit is labored for. You are being kissed by the ripening and relentless heat of the sun." - Sarah Blondin

Get in Touch

If you are interested in working with us or would you like to participate in an EU course or are interested in having a custom film made or you have a burning question, then please contact us by filling out this form here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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