Dance alumnus makes Power 1000 list

Trinity Laban dance alumnus Emma Gladstone has been named as one of London's ten most significant dance people of 2013. The Evening Standard has released its annual "Power 1000", the most influential people in various arts and industry sectors.

Emma graduated from Trinity Laban (then, Laban) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dance in 1995, followed by another year in Trinity Laban's company Transitions, established by Bonnie Bird.  From there she co-founded and ran Adventures in Motion Pictures with Matthew Bourne 1986 - 89, and subsequently danced with Lea Anderson's The Cholmondeleys 1989 - 1997.

Emma was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella in spring 2013.  Previously Artistic Producer and Programmer at Sadler's Wells in London 2005 - 2013, she has long been passionate about the power of dance, movement-led work, and choreography in its widest sense.

Emma GladstoneEmma has presented performances, events and installations with a range of partners over the years, including Southbank Centre, The Place, Crying Out Loud, Cape Farewell, BBC/Arts Council, Latitude Festival, Tate Modern, the Young Vic, Fuel, and the British Council.  She has initiated several creative development programmes for artists interested in increasing their articulacy, and has long been committed to commissioning and programming modern work for children and young people.

Emma has a History degree from Manchester University. She is a Trustee for independent film maker Rachel Davies, advisor for the Family Friendly Arts Campaign, mentor for Dance UK, and has recently been invited by Arts Council England to attend the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Chile 2014.

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