Trinity Laban Announces Honorary Fellows
Akram Khan MBE is one of the most acclaimed
choreographers of his generation working in Britain today. Born in
London into a family of Bangladeshi origin, he studied with the
renowned kathak dancer and teacher Sri Pratap Pawar. In 2000 he
launched Akram Khan Dance Company with producer Farooq Chaudhry,
which has provided him with a platform for innovation and a diverse
range of work through collaboration with artists from other
disciplines. Akram Khan Dance Company has performed to packed
houses as part of Trinity Laban's Laban Theatre public
performance dance programme.
Alan Britten CBE became the first chair of the
English Tourism Council in 1999. A former Trinity College of Music
and Trinity Laban board member, he is a trustee of Trinity Laban,
and President of the Friends of Aldeburgh Music - the year-round
performance centre which supports artists at all stages in their
careers by providing inspirational and relaxed spaces in which to
create new work.
Trinity Laban alumnus Anna Jattkowski-Hudson
currently works as Registrar at Rockford College - an independent
liberal arts higher education provider in Illinois, USA. She is a
popular figure at Trinity Laban having spent 10 years working at
Trinity College of Music and Trinity Laban, first as Curriculum
Manager and then as Academic Registrar.
Robin Kiel MBE, who studied the bassoon and
composition at Trinity, has been a lifelong advocate for the
performing arts. He played a major role in the development
and promotion of the Government's national Music and Dance Scheme
which provides exceptionally talented children and young people
access to high quality dance and music education through hubs
including Trinity Laban's Centre of Advanced Training and Saturday
school Junior Trinity. In 2008, Robin was appointed MBE for
his work in this important area of provision for talented young
musicians and dancers.
Chairman of the Trinity Laban Board of Governors Sir Robert
Scott comments: "We are delighted to welcome Akram, Alan, Anna and
Robin as Trinity Laban Honorary Fellows. Each of them stands
out for their unique accomplishments in the fields of performing
arts and arts education. It is inspirational for our students
to see examples of people who have - through vision, dedication and
hard work - achieved so much."
Trinity College London also presented honorary awards under the
licence of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance during
the graduation ceremony. Professor Charles Alderson was appointed
Honorary Fellow (Hon FTCL) for his extensive services to the
College and the arts. Robin Popplesdorf and Glyndwr Jones became
Honorary Members (Hon TCL) in recognition of their commitment and
dedication to the Institution.
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