Posted on January 5, 2015
The New Year’s honours list included several awards for services to dance.
Jeanetta Laurence (pictured), associate director of The Royal Ballet, receives an OBE for her services to ballet. MBEs went to former Royal Ballet ballerina Marguerite Porter, director of the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School, and to Janet Smith, principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Several directors of dance-friendly organisations were also recognised, with a CBE going to Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s Southbank Centre, an OBE to Stuart Mark Griffiths, chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s home theatre, and an MBE going to Paul Kerryson, artistic director of the Curve, Leicester.
Designer Es Devlin, whose work includes The Rodin Project with Russell Maliphant, receives an OBE, as do Joseph Seelig, co-founder of London International Mime Festival, and Faith Liddell, director of Festivals Edinburgh.