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Dance lecturer named ‘Inspirational Educator’

Tue 25 February 2020

Choreographer and teacher Lizzi Kew-Ross has been awarded the Keith Hutton Legacy Bursary Award for Theatre and Performing Arts by the Worshipful Company of Educators.

The Award is a bequest from former Company member Liveryman Keith Hutton, who had a life-long interest in theatre and performing arts. It has been presented annually at the Educators’ Trust Awards since 2016 and celebrates outstanding innovation and excellence in educational practice within the sector.

Lizzi teaches on the BA, Graduate Diploma and MA courses at Trinity Laban. She was nominated by Dean of Dance Frances Clarke for her work as an “exceptional artistic and dance educator”.

The panel of four judges concluded that Lizzie was “an excellent candidate” and that “there was much evidence of extensive and impressive achievement, which more than justifies the Award.”

As the winner, Lizzi receives £500 to support professional development enhancing the link between professional practise and teaching and learning.

On winning the award Lizzi comments –

“I am honoured to receive this award. The calibre of staff and students at Trinity Laban makes working here both stimulating and always challenging in pushing the boundaries of good creative conversations.”

Lizzi is also the Artistic Director of Lizzi Kew Ross & Co, formed in 2012. Recent projects include Reading with Bach for libraries, and a film with Roswitha Chesher & Josh Spear, Sea Change- on loss at sea, an elegy on the shipping forecast and lighthouses. She plans to use the award to help fund her next collaborative choreographic project with artist Mark Dean, Open Stations touring to cathedrals and art galleries in 2021.

Dean of Dance Frances Clarke comments –

“We are delighted that Lizzi has received this educator’s award as it reflects her enormous contribution to our creative educational work in choreography at Trinity Laban and our outstanding commissioned work for students. Her collaborative approach continues to be inspirational to students, colleagues and external partners.”

Lizzi will be presented with her Award at a black-tie dinner at the Painters Hall in the City of London on Friday 24 April 2020.

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