On Tuesday 20th October, over 40 of Britain’s most renowned dance professionals gathered in London for a historic photograph featuring those who have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday or New Years Honours lists for services to dance. Taking place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington as part of the international Dance Umbrella Festival, this included school principal Sheila Groom BEM who received a British Empire Medal in 2013 for services to dance and charity. Read the full press release here.
Photograph by Elliott Franks
L to R from back row:
Edward Watson MBE; Piali Ray OBE; Jeanetta Laurence OBE; Prue Skene CBE; Namron OBE; Jeanette Siddall CBE; Fergus Early OBE; Peter Huggins MBE; Nadine Senior MBE; Linda Jasper MBE; Kiki Gale MBE; Deborah Baddoo MBE; Mark Baldwin OBE.
Middle row L to R:
Marie McCluskey MBE; Nina Yadavan Rajarani MBE; Lea Anderson MBE; John Ashford CBE; Janet Smith MBE; Scilla Dyke MBE; Colin Nears CBE; Cassa Pancho MBE; Deborah Bull CBE; Anthony Van Laast MBE, Veronica Lewis MBE; Dame Monica Mason; Kenneth Tharp OBE; Mira Kaushik OBE; Val Bourne CBE.
Front row L to R;
Celeste Dandeker-Arnold OBE; Dick Matchett MBE; Sheila Labhart BEM; Bisakha Sarker MBE; Lady Anya Sainsbury CBE; Donald Whate MacLeary OBE; Dame Beryl Grey; Dame Gillian Lynne; Robert Cohan CBE; Clement Crisp OBE; Janet Lewis MBE; Brenda Last OBE; Nilima Menski MBE; Douglas Squires OBE; Nilima Menski MBE; Hazel Raysom BEM.