Award winners 2006 to 2007

Hagit Bar-Fleming, dancer, teacher and choreographer from London has been awarded £109 to travel to Findhorn, Scotland, to take part in a Solo Performance Commissioning Project led by Deborah Hay. report

Lindsey Butcher, dancer and aerialist based in Brighton has been awarded £820 to travel to Boulder, Colorado, USA, to attend the Aerial Dance Festival, and also to travel to San Francisco to meet and exchange ideas with with three internationally renowned aerial directors and choreographers. report

Navala Chaudhari, a young dancer with the Akram Khan Dance Company, has been awarded £124 to travel to Vienna, Austria, to participate in a five-week intensive summer residency as part of the Impulstanz festival which offers a multi-national training. report

Steffi Colbert, a freelance dancer and teacher from Aylesbury has been awarded £410 to travel to Portland Oregon, USA, to attend a teacher-training course in Tribal Style belly dance, a group style of belly dance. report

Jade Faithful from London is a Pilates teacher who works with dancers. She has been awarded £600 to travel to Toronto, Canada, to pursue a course in Somatics which will extend her Pilates work. (unable to take up scholarship)

Sean Feldman, dancer and lecturer based in Camarthanshire and London, has been awarded £480 to travel to Berkeley, California, USA, to undertake two weeks of intensive study at the Middendorf Breath Institute. report

Rohanna Halls, performer and teacher working as a resident artist with the Devon Arts in Schools Initiative, has been awarded £137 to travel to the Centre National de la Danse in Lyon, France, to take part in a two-week intensive workshop with Yuval Pick. report

Saju Hari, freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher from London has been awarded £124 to travel to Vienna, Austria, to attend a five-week intensive contemporary dance residency, danceWEB 2006, as part of a personal development programme. report

Maho Ihara, dancer and education worker with The Cholmondleys, has been awarded £816 to travel to Japan, Tokyo to study Budo (Japanese martial arts philosophy) for four weeks with Akiro Hino, a leading Budo practitioner, in order to develop new methods of working. report

Flavia Le Messurier, teacher of folkloric dance in London, has been awarded £730 to travel to Lima and three coastal regions in Peru to continue and conclude a study of Peruvian ‘zapateo criollo’ (tap dance) in order to incorporate this into her own dance, teaching and a DVD. report

Teresita Marsden, part-time lecturer in dance from Bognor Regis, has been awarded £660 to travel to San Jose and Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, to undertake fieldwork to explore reasons for the survival of the European-derived Quadrille Dance form within the Afro-Caribbean Limonese community. (Unable to take up scholarship)

Kate Mason, Artistic Director of Mobius Dance Company and teacher, has been awarded £645 to travel to New York to follow a personally devised three-week programme of training, and to perform a site specific piece to invite feedback. report

Karen Michaelsen, dance teacher and arts co-ordinator from York, has been awarded £299 to travel to Sophia, Bulgaria, to attend the Ritual Dance Seminar and Tour and, in the company of local experts, to study ritual dance in traditional village contexts. report

Frederick Opoku-Addaie, freelance choreographer, dancer and teacher from London has been awarded £709 to travel to Ghana,West Africa, to research the movement vocabulary of the Asanti tribe’s traditional Ghanaian dance form Adwa. (unable to take up scholarship)

Jasmine Pasch , artistic director and teacher from London, has been awarded £542 to travel to Seattle, Washington, USA, to spend one month in intensive study with Bette Lamont and Nina Jonio at the Developmental Movement Centre. This will enable Jasmine to further develop her work with children. (unable to take up scholarship)

Joice Marise Pereira, teacher, choreographer and dancer from Brighton, has been awarded £326 to travel to Cairo, Egypt, to participate in the 2006 Ahlan Wa Sahlan Oriental Dance Festival, attend performances, and to perform in the Festival Showcase. report

Lauren Potter, rehearsal director for the post-graduate performance group at London School of Contemporary Dance, has been awarded £109 to travel to Findhorn in Scotland to take part in the Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project. report

Sonia Rafferty, a lecturer at Laban Creekside, has been awarded £448 to travel to Florida, USA, to attend the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference, and to contribute to the Education Committee which organises a specialist teachers’ day. report

Ashley Russell, lecturer, gyrotonic instructor and psychiatric nurse from Bristol, has been awarded £365 to travel to New York to complete the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Teacher Training with master trainer, Young-ah Kim. report

Kathinka Walter, choreographer and dance teacher from Leeds, has been awarded £126 to travel to Klein Leppin near Berlin where she has been invited to assist the artistic director of Festland e.V., Steffan Tast, for a new project with the Rundfunk Symphony Orchester/Berlin with socially disadvantaged young people. report

Pamela Woods, teaching fellow at the University of Exeter School of Performance Arts, has been awarded £500 to travel to Tasmania to be artist-in-residence investigating ‘site’ as source and resource, an exploration of different relationships between voice and movement. report