Award Winners – North America

Destination Year Recipient Description
Canada 2010/2011 Alexandra Baybutt a 25 year old British choreographer, performance artist and movement director living in London travelled to Canada to complete the final module of training in Laban Movement Analysis, a resource which continues to inform and inspire her work with dancers, actors and musicians.
Canada, Halifax Nova Scotia 2013/2014 Sophie Stephenson a 22 year-old freelance dance instructor and performer from Inverness-shire, will travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to explore and research the percussive step dance forms native to Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. She aims to learn about regional variations.
Canada, Montreal 2004/2005 Natasha Player a 30-year-old African dance practitioner from Bournemouth travelled to Montreal, Canada for a one-month choreographic intensive with Zab Maboungou from the Nyata Nyata Dance Company
Canada, Toronto 2008/2009 Emma Cole a 28 year-old dancer and teacher living in Taunton, Somerset travelled toToronto to undertake an intensive professional training course at the Arabesque Academy to study Middle Eastern Dance
Canada, Vancouver 2015/2016 Lindsey Butcher a dance and aerial dance artist from Brighton, travelled to Vancouver, Canada to undertake peer exchange in vertical dance with Julia Taffe, Artistic Director of Aeriosa. They shared training methods and Lindsey will gain experience in working with natural landscapes and in rigging techniques / technologies developed for these settings.
USA & Canada 2005/2006 John Sikorski freelance percussion dancer and teacher working in Edinburgh travelled to Canada and the USA in order to research two percussive dance styles (Appalachian clogging and Quebecois stepdance) and to establish links with leading professionals in these fields
USA, Arizona 2015/2016 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.
USA, Berkeley California 2006/2007 Sean Feldman dancer and lecturer based in Camarthanshire and London travelled to Berkeley, California, USA, to undertake two weeks of intensive study at the Middendorf Breath Institute
USA, Boston&Rhode Island 2004/2005 Anita Clark a 32-year-old Artistic Director working in Glasgow travelled to Boston and Rhode Island in the USA in order to participate in a community/performance conference and present a performance project
USA, Boulder 2015/2016 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.
USA, California 2002/2003 Penny Collinson travelled to California to undertake research at the Authentic Movement Institute, to attend their Annual Summer Workshop and to study their archive material. Penny is a freelance performer, teacher and part-time University lecturer.
USA, California 2005/2006 Julie Deal from Penzance who works with community groups travelled to California in order to undertake the final Teacher Training module in 5 Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth
USA, California 2011/2012 Cai Tomas a 31 year-old dancer/choreographer living in London travelled to California to attend a one-week summer training with Anna Halprin and Tiara Restar at the Tamalpa Institute
USA, California and Philadelphia 2012/2013 Hetty-Rose Blades a 26 year-old doctoral student  from London, travelledl to California and Philadelphia to attend two conferences, meeting scholars in the field of philosophical aesthetics to inform PhD research and undertake a period of development for an online performance project.
USA, California 2016/2017 Marguerite Galizia a freelance dance artist, choreographer and Pilates teacher is from London. She travelled to California to attend a 5-day workshop with Anna Halprin: ‘Empowering Creativity through Movement and Dance’. The project took place at Halprin’s Mountain Home Studio and was organised by the Tampala Institute.
USA, California 2012/2013 Tara Rutter a 26 year-old dancer and teacher from Coventry, travelledl to California to experience the working practices of Anna and Daira Halprin at a 10-day summer workshop.
USA, California, Oakland 2013/2014 Clair Beckett a 25 year-old community dance practitioner from Plymouth, Devon, will travel to Oakland, California, to attend the Axis Dance Company Integrated Summer School to learn more about developing technique for inclusive classes that can physically challenge all participants.
USA, California, Oakland 2014/2015 Laura Jones a 31 year-old wheelchair dancer from Reading, will travel to Oakland, California to work with Axis Dance Company taking part in their summer school and observing the company, learning from their practice in dance technique and creative work for their wheelchair dancers.
USA, California, Oakland 2015/2016 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.
USA, Chicago 2005/2006 Thomas Hecht a teacher at London Studio Centre and London College of Fashion travelled to Chicago, USA, in order to attend the international conference of the Society for Dance History Scholars and to present a paper
USA, Colorado 2010/2011 Flora Herberith a 34 year old German performer and aerialist from Belfast, Northern Ireland travelled to Colorado to attend an intensive training course at the 12th annual Aerial Festival in Boulder to develop her skills and choreographic expertise in order to set up her own Aerial Dance company
USA, Colorado 2005/2006 Wendy Hesketh from Coventry, a dancer with Motionhouse Dance Theatre, travelled to Colorado, USA, in order to attend the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival to further develop skills and choreographic methods for bungee assisted dance
USA, Colorado 2014/2015 Jenni Wren a 37 year-old freelance dance artist and director of Slanjayvah Dance Company from Leeds, will travel to Denver, Colorado, USA, to undertake a sponsored apprenticeship with top physical therapists (dance focus) developing her understanding, expertise and practice in the area of dance medicine. The scholarship is for £750.
USA, Colorado & San Francisco 2006/2007 Lindsey Butcher dancer and aerialist based in Brighton travelled to Boulder, Colorado, USA, to attend the Aerial Dance Festival, and to San Francisco to meet and exchange ideas with with three internationally renowned aerial directors and choreographers
USA, Florida 2014/2015 Noemi Luz a 27 year-old flamenco dancer and choreographer from London, will travel to New Smyrna, Florida, USA, to work at the invitation of Cuban/ American choreographer, Niurca Marquez, as the community artist-in-residence on a dance piece that reflects the surrounding community. The project will culminate in a performance.
USA, Ghent 2015/2016 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.
USA, Illinois 2009/2010 Kate McMonagle a 27 year old Irish dancer and lecturer living in Barnet, Hertfordshire travelled to USA, Illinois to enhance her teaching by attending a Humphrey-Weidman and Limon technique and repertory workshop
USA, LA 2008/2009 Cindy Claes a 26 year-old performer, choreographer and teacher living in London, travelled to Los Angeles to undertake Choreographic research into Krumping and to train with artists who created this dance form
USA, LA 2011/2012 Jenni Wren a 34 year-old dancer/choreographer living in Leeds travelled to Los Angeles to participate in Dance Camera West (film festival) 2011, to attend a variety of films, performances and lectures and to extend her experience and practice
USA, LA and San Francisco 2008/2009 Janet Smith 56 year-old Artistic Director of the Scottish Dance Theatre living in Dundee travelled to Los Angeles and San Francisco to explore the innovative and radical programme at the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and to explore the professional dance scene
USA, Los Angeles 2016/2017 Kamara Gray dance lecturer and teacher from London, will travel to Los Angeles to research and study Jazz dance,its history and connection to dance of the African diaspora. She will work alongside Sheron Wray, Associate Professor of Dance. UCLA.
USA, Los Angeles 2005/2006 Jo-Anne Scanlan freelance teacher and choreographer based in Swindon travelled to Los Angeles, USA, in order to study American tap dance at an intensive workshop and to receive one-to-one tuition
USA, Los Angeles 2005/2006 Bobak Walker a community dance worker in Bristol travelled to Los Angeles, USA, in order to research Krumping, a vibrant new tribal urban dance performed on the streets of LA
USA, Los Angeles and San Fransisco 2005/2006 Anna Pons Carrera working with the Cholmondeleys Dance Company travelled to Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA, in order to visit the centre of the New Burlesque, Striptease and Erotic Dance scenes to attend workshops, observe work and interview artists
USA, Los Angeles NYC 2005/2006 Katie Phillips a young dance writer based in London travelled 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
USA, Los Angeles 2012/2013 Jade Shaw a 27 year-old freelance dance practitioner from London, will travel to Los Angeles to undertake a summer adult free-running course as a basis for developing a free-runnning/parkour movement training programme. The scholarship is for £850.
USA, Los Angeles 2016/2017 Margaret Williams is a dance film-maker from London. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and will travel to Los Angeles at the invitation of Victoria Marks to teach a semester on Dance Film. She will also collaborate with Professor Marks to develop a new dance film. The scholarship is for £450.
USA, Massachusetts 2009/2010 Harriet Macauley a 27 year old British dancer and choreographer living in Borehamwood travelled to Becket, Massachusetts, USA to attend the Jacob’s Pillow festival to immerse, enrich and break down personal boundaries
USA, Massachusetts & NYC 2003/2004 Catherine Hawkins 36 year-old independent dance artist based in Lancashire travelled to New York City and Massachusetts to attend a three-week intensive training in contact improvisation, and two weeks at the Susan Klein School.
USA, Massachusetts, Vermont,NYC 2005/2006 Jacky Lansley artistic director of Dance Research Studio in London travelled to Massachusetts to attend courses at the School of Body Mind Centreing and to undertake related studio practice and discussion with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson in Vermont, USA
USA, Miami Florida 2006/2007 Sonia Rafferty a lecturer at Laban Creekside travelled 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
USA, New York 2012/2013 Irina Baldini a 23 year-old freelance dance artist from London, will travel to New York. Invited by Residency Unlimited, New York, Irina aims to further investigate issues of interactiveness in art galleries and undertake observation of visitor’s behaviour in site- specific perfs.The scholarship is for £600.
USA, New York 2012/2013 Melanie Brierley a 50 year-old freelance somatic dance practitioner from Cumbria, will travel to New York to extend her experience and share working practices in relation to Parkinson’s Disease. This is a preliminary visit and she has been awarded a Stanley Wertheimer Fellowship.
USA, New York 2012/2013 Daphne Cushnie a 57 year-old  senior neurological physiotherapist specialising in Parkinson’s Disease and community dance artist from Cumbria, will travel to New York to extend experience and share working practices in relation to Parkinson’s Disease. This is a preliminary visit following the award of a Stanley Wertheimer Fellowship.
USA, New York 2015/2016 Ramon Finni a dancer, from Manchester, will travel to New York, USA to undertake a summer intensive dance programme at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
USA, New York 2016/2017 Dane Hurst national award-winning performer from London travelled to New York and Rwanda and South Africa to research dance methodology and practice which focusses on working with students from challenging backgrounds: the aim to set up an annual tuition and performance project.
USA, New York 2012/2013 Lowri Jenkins a 25 year-old performer/choreographer/director from Wales, will travel to New York to attend the Suzuki Method, Viewpoints and Composition training Intensive as a development of her practice.
USA, New York 2012/2013 Tenika Mahoney a 22 year-old dancer from London, will travel to New York to undertake 12 dance classes per week on a short open course at the New York Broadway Dance Centre.
USA, New York 2010/2011 Laura Greenhalgh a 28 year old British dancer, choreographer and teacher based in London based travelled to New York to attend an intensive summer course at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Laura wished to develop her knowledge and understanding of the Graham technique and repertoire
USA, New York 2010/2011 Christine Gusthart a 23 year old Scottish independent dance artist living in Edinburgh travelled to New York and Los Angeles to gain a deeper more informed understanding of Hip Hop and commercial dance styles
USA, New York 2010/2011 Rachel Lancaster a 36 year old British performer, teacher and rehearsal director based in London travelled to New York to attend the teachers workshop at the Cunningham Studios. She wished to deepen her understanding of Cunningham technique, repertoire and work with DanceForms
USA, New York 2010/2011 Annette Walker a 32 year old British performer living in London travelled to New York to attend a two-week intensive tap course and to undertake archival research into jazz and dance at the Lincoln Centre in order to develop a sustainable tap dance and live music group
USA, New York 2008/2009 Florent Gonthier a 25 year-old performer, choreographer and teacher living in Leeds travelled to New York to attend Rock Steady Crew annual breakdance festival to develop personal skills
USA, New York 2008/2009 Wayne Parsons a 26 year-old dancer with Diversions living in Cardiff travelled to New York to take professional technique and repertoire classes in Graham to develop a solid grounding in this style, and to visit theatres, companies and individual artists
USA, New York 2008/2009 Wayne Sables a 27 year-old choreographer and performer living in Doncaster travelled to NewYork to present a film ‘Inside out’ and a solo piece, and to be a guest speaker at the Performance Mix Festival
USA, New York 2009/2010 Victoria Igbokwe a 27 year old British dancer and choreographer living in London travelled to New York to develop her knowledge in House Dance, Waacking and Vogueing to inform her work as a choreographer
USA, New York 2009/2010 Nicola Northover a 38 year old British dance teacher living in Bridport travelled to New York to participate in New York City tap festival, masterclasses, lectures and performances
USA, New York 2009/2010 Ella Peck a 26 year old British dancer and choreographer living in Brixton travelled to New York to train in Breakdance and Mambo in order to improve the delivery of Mambo in the UK.
USA, New York 2016/2017 Ella Peck B-Girl, performer, choreographer and founder of Ella Mesma Company from Bristol, will travel to New York to enrich knowledge and skills of the relationship between Salsa, Breaking and Rocking.
USA, New York 2009/2010 Stuart Waters a 31 year old British dancer living in Leamington Spa travelled to New York to take classes in Klein Technique.
USA, New York 2011/2012 Gemma Coldicott a 32 year-old dancer/choreographer living in South Croydon travelled to New York. She was leading dance workshops with sufferers of Parkinson’s disease, and she wanted to attend a Mark Morris Dance Group course ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’
USA, New York 2011/2012 Victoria Gray a 28 year-old dancer, choreographer and lecturer from North Yorkshire travelled to New York to perform her piece ‘Drei’ at the Grace Exhibition Space helping her to develop both independent practice and the teaching of performance
USA, New York 2013/2014 Seeta Patel a 32 year-old freelance performer, choreographer and teacher from London, will travel to New York to attend an 8-week film and digital course at the NY Film Academy where she will be challenged to produce four films. She will extend her choreographic explorations using film.
USA, New York 2013/2014 Kathinka Walter a 39 year-old lecturer in choreography and creative studies and yoga teacher from Leeds, will travel to New York to work with performance artist, Lindsey Drury, exchange artistic approaches and perform at Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival.
USA, New York 2014/2015 Lily Dettmer a 32 year-old Learning and Participation project manager from London, will travel to New York, USA, to work with the Mark Morris Dance Group on their Dance for Parkinson’s Program, assisting and observing classes as well as discussing management issues. The scholarship is for £600.
USA, New York 2014/2015 Kayleigh Prescott a 23 year-old dance graduate who works as a Welsh language apprentice dance practitioner in Port Talbot, South Wales, will travel to New York, USA, to study Limon-based technique, repertory, phrase, and use of rhythm and music. The scholarship is for £510.
USA, New York 2014/2015 Ciana Skeete a 35 year-old winner of the 2013 European Swing Dance Championships from Surrey, will travel to US, New York to to enable her to develop her swing dance performance skills by traveling to and using passes which were part of a Eurostar Award at the European Swing Dance Championships 2013. The scholarship is for £500.
USA, New York 2014/2015 Nefeli Tsiouti a 27 year-old dancer and lecturer in ‘Breaking‘ from London, will travel to New York, USA, to take part in a week-long event of workshops with pioneers of the hiphop dance style and make historical reference trips to landmarks in New York which relate to hophop. The scholarship is for £580.
USA, New York and Los Angeles 2016/2017 Emma Houston a dancer and teacher from Scotland, will travel to New York and Los Angeles to continue her professional development as a breakdance performer and teacher.
USA, New York and UK, Devon, Beer 2009/2010 Catherine Hawkins a 42 year old British dance artist living in Leigh, Lancashire, travelled to New York to extend her skills and experience in Klein Technique and embark on Walk of Life Training.
USA, New York and Washington 2014/2015 Kerry Nicholls a 42 year-old freelance performer, choreographer and teacher from London, will travel to Washington and New York to undertake a period of professional development by shadowing Liz Lerman while she devises a new digitial choreography toolbox. Kerry will also visit the Juilliard School to underake some analysis of their curriculum and observe classes. The scholarship is for £750.
USA, NYC 2003/2004 Mark Elie 41 year-old Artistic Director of a dance foundation in London travelled to New York City to research outreach projects with the Dance Theatre of Harlem
USA, NYC 2003/2004 Victoria Hainsby 27 year-old dance lecturer and Artistic Director of Hertfordshire Youth Dance Company travelled to New York City to spend nine months on the professional studies programme at Limon Institute
USA, NYC 2003/2004 Niklas Laustiola 27 year-old dancer from Sweden living in London travelled to New York City to spend four weeks studying at the Cunningham Studio and with Trisha Brown
USA, NYC 2003/2004 Matthew Morris 33 year-old Australian dancer based in London travelled to New York City to spend a month visiting different companies and developing his photographic work.
USA, NYC 2003/2004 Nicola Northover a 32 year-old jazz and tap choreographer and teacher in Dorset travelled to New York City to attend the New York Tap Festival
USA, NYC 2004/2005 Lucy Howell a 24-year-old project manager and lecturer from Gloucestershire travelled to New York City in order to attend Limon Summer Intensive and other classes
USA, NYC 2006/2007 Kate Mason Artistic Director of Mobius Dance Company and teacher travelled to New York to follow a personally devised three-week programme of training, and to perform a site specific piece to invite feedback
USA, NYC 2006/2007 Ashley Russell lecturer, gyrotonic instructor and psychiatric nurse from Bristol travelled to New York to complete the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Teacher Training with master trainer, Young-ah Kim
USA, NYC 2002/2003 Madeleine Samuelson White travelled to New York City to give a paper in Alexander Technique at the conference of the International Association of Dance Medicine. Madeleine is a retired ballet dancer who teaches Alexander as a means of injury prevention, and as a treatment. Her report was accompanied by a copy of her conference presentation.
USA, Oregon, Portland 2005/2006 Jane Greenfield who had recently begun her freelance career as a producer/curator based in Nottingham travelled 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
USA, Pennsylvania 2008/2009 Robert Anderson a 42 year-old performer and teacher living in London travelled to Pennsylvania, USA to co-curate C136, a ten-day intensive Contact Improvisation course
USA, Pittsburgh 2009/2010 Anusha Subramanyam a 42 year old British performer, choeographer and teacher, living in London, travelled to Pittsburgh, USA to undertake advanced training in experiential anatomy at the Centre for Body Mind Centering
USA, Portland Oregon 2006/2007 Steffi Colbert a freelance dancer and teacher from Aylesbury travelled to Portland Oregon, USA, to attend a teacher-training course in Tribal Style belly dance, a group style of belly dance
USA, Portland, Oregon 2004/2005 Fiona Winter a 45-year-old from South Wales, a fitness expert and freelance teacher of Nia and dance and exercise travelled to USA, Portland, Oregon in order to attend Brown Belt training in Nia
USA, Rhode Island 2004/2005 Catherine Long a 31-year-old artist from London whose latest work explored the internal and external experience of being within an unconventional physicality travelled to Rhode Island, USA, with an assistant, to present her own performance work in a community/performance conference
USA, San Diego 2002/2003 Ben Wright travelled to San Diego to spend three weeks with Allyson Green (choreographer) and Peter Terezakis (visual artist) to work collaboratively choreographing a new duet. Ben presented his report in the form of a video, supported by a short written account of his project.
USA, San Francisco 2015/2016 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.
USA, San Francisco 2008/2009 Cecilia Macfarlane a 58 year-old lecturer and youth dance worker living in Oxford travelled to San Francisco to attend the summer programme at Tamalpa Institute, San Francisco to study Dance in the Landscape with Anna Halprin
USA, San Francisco 2009/2010 Emmi Ogle a 28 year old Britsh burlesque contortionist, living in Banbury, travelled to San Francisco to continue her personal and professional development through training in Contortion and Burlesque dance
USA, San Francisco 2014/2015 Amy Bell a 31 year-old dancer and choreographer from Wiltshire, will travel to San Francisco, USA, to to undertake research for a new piece, joining Eva Maria Kupfer in a residency at Oberlin Dance Collective.
USA, San Francisco and LA 2011/2012 Isabel Lloyd a 24 year-old dancer/choreographer living in Cardiff, South Wales, travelled to San Francisco and Los Angeles in the USA to attend the San Francisco HipHop Dancefest and spend time in Los angeles to enhance her dance knowledge in Funk styles and B-Boying
USA, Santa Barbara 2015/2016 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’.
USA, Saratoga Springs 2014/2015 Deborah Watson a 53 year-old dance artist and educator from Edinburgh, will travel to Saratoga Springs, USA, to take part in the Body-Mind Centering Conference in order to inspire and deepen her knowledge and share it with other movers and non-movers.
USA, Seattle 2002/2003 Kirstie Richardson travelled to Seattle, USA, to attend a three-week intensive in Skinner Releasing Technique and to complete Stage 1 of training.
USA, Seattle 2005/2006 Joe Moran artistic director, dancer and psychotherapist based in London travelled 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.
USA, Seattle 2007/2008 Usha Mahenthiralingam a freelance mixed media and movement artist living in Nottingham travelled to Seattle to attend a one-off training with Joan Skinner in the Children’s Programme for qualified Skinner Releasing teachers
USA, Seattle 2008/2009 Sophie Alder a 31 year-old dancer living in Leeds travelled to Seattle to complete a five-week intensive course in Skinner Releasing Technique and visit the Developmental Movement Centre
USA, Seattle 2013/2014 Helen Laws a 38 year-old arts manager from London, will travel to Seattle, USA, to attend the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science conference to learn from the latest best practice and research about how best to support the health, well-being and performance of dancers.
USA, Tucson, Arizona 2015/2016 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.
USA, Virginia 2013/2014 Alice Cade a 30 year-old performer and teacher from Stamford, Lincs, will travel to the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, USA, to attend two large gatherings of dancers and musicians to develop her flatfooting skills and extend her understanding of clogging styles.