The One Dance UK Awards recognise the inspirational work of the many talented and committed professionals working in the dance sector today. Harlequin were the proud sponsors of this event and two of the awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance Education & Participation and The Jane Attenborough Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Industry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance Education & Participation award is for an individual who has been making a difference to 100s of children and young people whilst working in dance education (in or out of school) for over 20 years. The nomination criteria for this award is for people who have been teaching dance or developing opportunities for children and young people to dance through-out their lives. The Jane Attenborough Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Industry aims to highlight the important, but often unacknowledged, contributions made by exceptional individuals who make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen. The individuals shortlisted for this award were nominated for going above and beyond the call of duty to move dance forward and enable the art form to thrive. These individuals, through their knowledge, skill and generosity, have made a significant contribution to dance beyond the scope of their usual role.
The annual celebration marked the excellent work of dance artists, teachers, practitioners, educators, schools, choreographers, companies, venues, scientists and writers who contribute to the dance sector throughout the UK.
The exceptional work of many talented professionals deserves to be recognised and celebrated nationally and the One Dance Awards created an opportunity for shortlisted nominees and award recipients to shine brightly amongst their peers.
The awardees are as follows:
The Greater Manchester Award Company Chameleon
Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching Award Jacqui Burrows
Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching Award Gillian Lenton
Rising Star Award (Dance Teaching) Kieran Warner
Dance Advocacy Award Magpie Dance
Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award Jennie Hale
Inspirational Work in Education Award ACE Dance and Music
Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award Khyle Eccles (Trinity Laban)
Most Supportive Senior Leader or Governor Award Billy Downie, The Streetly Academy
Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award Jody Morgan
Dance Healthcare Team Award Physical Support Team at London Contemporary Dance School
Research in Dance – Impact Award Professor Angela Pickard
Dance Science Award Professor Emma Redding
Outstanding Dance Programming Award Eckhard Thiemann (The Lowry)
Innovation in Dance Award North East Dance Cooperative
Dance Writing Award Sanjoy Roy
Dance on Screen – Impact Award Scottish Ballet
Best Use of Dance by a Brand Tesco: DanceBeats
People’s Choice Award Javier Torres
Dance Personality of the Year Award (sponsored by The Place) Andrew Self
Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance of the African Diaspora (Supported By Derrick Anderson)
Lifetime Achievement Award in South Asian Dance (Sponsored by Akademi South Asian Dance) Chitraleka Bolar
Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance Education & Participation Sujata Banerjee
The Jane Attenborough Award Roger Wolman
Congratulations to all the winners from everyone at Harlequin.