President and Patrons

LUTSF President

Dr Geraldine Stephenson


With great regret and sadness we announce the death of Geraldine Stephenson on 24th December 2017. As Chair and President of the Fund from its early days of travel awards in 1987 to its 30th anniversary year, Geraldine was an inspiring leader and supporter of future dance professionals and movement practitioners. In spite of her choreographic career in film, television and teaching, she worked to secure the status and strength of the Fund. We pay tribute to her memory, her expertise and the light touch of her wonderful personality.
Anna Carlisle – Chair

Patron Sir Robert Cohan CBE
We are very sad to announce the death of our Patron. Many tributes to his life and work can be found on The Place website and the Guardian newspaper – 13th and 14th January – has published lengthy obituaries.
A number of renowned practitioners who worked with and knew Robert Cohan well have received scholarships from LUTSF. They will speak of their own experiences with this wonderful choreographer and teacher in our Spring newsletter.
Anna Carlisle

Tributes to Sir Robert Cohan from past LUTSF awardees:
Lauren Potter – A Memory of Bob
Paul Liburd – Tribute to Cohan 2021
Darshan Singh Bhuller – Cohan and Me
Kate Coyne – Tribute to Sir Robert Cohan, CBE
Iris Tomlinson -Tribute to Cohan. April 2021

LUTSF Patrons

Dame Beryl Grey DBE

Photo courtesy of Champion Photographic

Akram Khan MBE

Akram Khan, London 2010

Dame Joan Plowright DBE

Wayne McGregor CBE

Maggie Semple OBE

photo by Leanne Dixon