Award winners 2005 to 2006

Katrina Carter, who works with disaffected young people in Kent, has been awarded £450 to travel to Jordan and Israel in order to study her cultural roots and spend time with three contemporary arts organisations as a basis for new aerial-dance work. report

Julie Deal, from Penzance who works with community groups, has been awarded £460 to travel to California in order to undertake the final Teacher Training module in 5 Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth. report

Jane Greenfield who has recently begun her freelance career as a producer/curator based in Nottingham, has been awarded £650 to travel to Portland, Oregon in the USA in order to research and network at the TBA festival with the aim of creating long term work, mentoring and performing opportunities for programmers and artists internationally. report

Thomas Hecht, who teaches at London Studio Centre and London College of Fashion, has been awarded £595 to travel to Chicago, USA, in order to attend the international conference of the Society for Dance History Scholars and to present a paper. report

Wendy Hesketh from Coventry, a dancer with Motionhouse Dance Theatre, has been awarded £800 to travel to Colorado, USA, in order to attend the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival to further develop skills and choreographic methods for bungee assisted dance. report

Jacky Lansley, artistic director of Dance Research Studio in London, has been awarded £650 to attend courses at the School of Body Mind Centreing in Massachusetts, and to undertake related studio practice and discussion with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson in Vermont, USA. report

Rachel Liggitt, part-time dance artist in residence at Beaumont College, Lancaster, has been awarded £700 to travel to Cape Town, South Africa, in order to research educational working practices and day-to-day management of ReMix Dance Company with the long-term aim of furthering links between organisations in South Africa and the UK. report

Joe Moran, artistic director, dancer and psychotherapist based in London, has been awarded £800 to travel to Seattle, USA, to take the one-month Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) Teacher Certification Programme in order to be able to use SRT more centrally in his work. report

Seeta Patel, who dances with Mavin Khoo Dance, has been awarded £700 to travel to Chennai in India where she will follow an intensive three-month Bharata Natyam training with Meena Raman. report

Katie Phillips, a young dance writer based in London, has been awarded £570 to travel to Los Angeles in order to participate in workshops, lectures and discussions at the Dance Critics’ Association of America Annual Conference, and to review performances in New York. report

Anna Pons Carrera, who works with the Cholmondeleys Dance Company has been awarded £600 to travel to Los Angeles and San Fransisco, USA, in order to visit the centre of the New Burlesque, Striptease and Erotic Dance scenes to attend workshops, observe work and interview artists. report

Gillian Roberts, who teaches Indonesian dance and T’ai Chi in London, has been awarded £700 to travel to Melang, East Java, in order to refresh and extend her knowledge of traditional dance forms, to document fast vanishing dances, and to incorporate these experiences into her performing and teaching. report

Jo-Anne Scanlan, freelance teacher and choreographer based in Swindon, has been awarded £700 to travel to Los Angeles, USA, in order to study American tap dance at an intensive workshop and receive one-to-one tuition. report

John Sikorski, freelance percussion dancer and teacher working in Edinburgh, has been awarded £750 to travel to the Canada and the USA in order to research two percussive dance styles (Appalachian clogging and Quebecois stepdance) and establish links with leading professionals in these fields. report

Bobak Walker, a community dance worker in Bristol, has been awarded £740 to travel to Los Angeles, USA, in order to research Krumping, a vibrant new tribal urban dance performed on the streets of LA. report

Amanda Weaver, who works with Random Dance Company, has been awarded £220 to travel to the Austrian Tyrol in order to attend a one-month Yoga Teacher Training course with the aim of teaching Yoga alongside a contemporary class to dancers. report