Jane Attenborough Award Winner: Janet Smith

Janet SmithJanet Smith, Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, recieved the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award 2008 which honoursan individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form and who, through his or her knowledge, skill and generosity, has had a significant effect on dance.

Janet Smith explains why winning this particular award is so important to her:

“I cannot imagine a greater honour than the recognition and appreciation from peers and colleagues in the field that this prestigious award represents and I am both delighted and humbled to be chosen as this year’s recipient.”

The Award enjoys a high profile being part of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Patron of the Awards, Dame Beryl Grey says: “This year’s nominations demonstrate the scale and diversity of dance in this country and the contribution of exciting visitors to our shores from Russia and China. The amazing success of these awards over the last nine years has confirmed the huge and ever-increasing popularity of dance in the UK.”