Significant cultural contributions

Trailblazers Alumni

Performances by Fellows have taken place at venues such as Sadler’s Wells, the Southbank Centre, The Place and ROH2 and also been featured on Channel 4. Some have achieved awards such as the Place Prize Commission and Bonnie Bird Awards. A previous Champion, Vicki Igbokwe, was subsequently invited to be a Mass Movement Co-coordinator for the London 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

We believe that dances of the African Diaspora have made a significant cultural contribution to the UK. By investing in prominent practitioners and their work, we are able to highlight that contribution providing a network of support which enables access, creativity and development.

Judith Palmer, Former Chair of The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora