Award Winners 2015 to 2016

Corey Baker, a choreographer from Birmingham , will travel to New Zealand to undertake a period of professional development working with Footnote Dance Company and celebrated artist Witi Ihimaera, alongside building collaborations, partnerships and relationships with artists and companies. The scholarship is for £450.

Manuela Benini, a performer, choreographer and producer based in London, will travel to Ahmedabad in India to extend her knowledge of choreographic approaches in Kathak dance including the body of work of Kumudini Lakhia. The scholarship is for £655. report

Lindsey Butcher, a dance and aerial dance artist from Brighton, will travel to Vancouver, Canada to undertake peer exchange in vertical dance with Julia Taffe, Artistic Director of Aeriosa. They will share training methods and Lindsey will gain experience in working with natural landscapes and in rigging techniques / technologies developed for these settings. The scholarship is for £674. report

Catherine Dulin, a freelance choreographer and actress from London, will travel to Vienna to conduct in-depth research as part of her PhD studies around the evolution of the Waltz, accessing resources available only in Vienna. The scholarship is for £195. report

Satya Dunning, a dance artist from Glasgow, will travel to Charmouth, England, to undertake the Walk of Life course led by Helen Poyner in May 2015, as part of her professional development around developing her own system of somatic movement training in Scotland. The scholarship is for £105. report

Remon Finni, a dancer, from Manchester, will travel to New York, USA to undertake a summer intensive dance programme at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. The scholarship is for £588. Unable to take up scholarship.

Neus Gil Cortes, a dancer based in London, will travel to Ghent, USA, to undertake a residency with OMI International Dance Collective as part of her development from professional dancer to choreographer. The scholarship is for £981. report

Thomasin Gulgec, a dancer from London, will travel to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to attend the Abada-Capoeira Arts Festival and share and exchange artistic and cultural practice with Capoeiraistas from all over the world. The scholarship is for £844. Unable to take up scholarship.

Tessa Howell, a creative producer and dance facilitator from Brighton, will travel to Boulder, USA to study, learn from and take part in an established dance based youth leadership programme, ‘Surfing the Creative’ which will inform the development of her own project in the UK. The scholarship is for £420. report

Danielle Jones, a dance artist from London, will travel to Rotterdam, Holland and Bassano del Grappa, Italy to further develop her dance practice with people with Parkinson’s, working with specialist dance for Parkinson’s artists in both locations. The scholarship is for £450.

Helka Kaski, a performer based in London, will travel to Limerick, Ireland to undertake an exploratory dance residency with Stephanie McMann at Dance Limerick as part of her transition from performer to multi-faceted collaborator. The scholarship is for £170. report

Katie Keeble, a community dance artist from Cambridgeshire, will travel to San Francisco, USA to undertake a self-directed programme of professional development with the Children’s Center for Dance, the Tamalpa Institute and dance artists with specialist experience working with children with special educational needs. The scholarship is for £692. report

Evangelia Kolyra, a performer and choreographer based in London, will travel to the Findhorn Community in Scotland to participate in a research week with US choreographer Deborah Hay. The scholarship is for £206. report

Catherine Long, an independent dance artist from London, will travel to Arizona, USA to attend and perform at the ‘Open Embodiments’ conference held by the Somatechnics Research Network; an international, trans-disciplinary group of researchers, investigating embodied difference derived from feminist, queer, transgender, disability, and critical race methodologies. The scholarship is for £1,521. report

Stephanie McMann, a dance artist from London, will travel to Limerick Ireland, to undertake an exploratory dance residency with Helka Kaski at Dance Limerick, as part of her transition into the next phase of her dance career. The scholarship is for £170. report

Eileen Pun, a poet, writer and movement artist based in Cumbria, will travel to China to deepen her understanding of martial arts at the Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy and undertake specialist research with libraries and scholars in Beijing. The scholarship is for £800. report

Hakan Redjep, a community dance artist and choreographer from London, will travel to Tokyo, Japan to undertake a self-directed programme of professional development in collaboration with Japanese dancer Minori Naigai, integrated dance company MUSE and the Universities of Tokyo and Seijo. The scholarship is for £810. report

Nuno Silva, a dance artist based in London, will travel to Lisbon, Portugal to research the dance movement which once existed in the Portuguese music genre of Fado in collaboration with the Fado Museum, traditional Fado Houses and local singers, guitarists and historians. The scholarship is for £400. report

Louise Tanoto, a performer from London, will travel to California and South Dakota, USA to undertake a movement investigation around belonging, identity and the body’s relationship to the land in collaboration with Brooke Smiley, including a residency at ‘Ritual and Residency Inc’. The scholarship is for £773. report

Thomas Thomasson, a performer with cerebral palsy from Essex, will travel to California, USA to participate in a summer dance course led by Axis Dance Company and undertake research with their dancers. The scholarship is for £1061. report

Tamara Tomic-Vajagic, a dance lecturer based in London, will travel to Frankfurt, Germany to undertake the first phase of her research project exploring the unique role of dancers as artistic collaborators and performers in The Forsythe Company. The scholarship is for £135. report