Veronica Jobbins, Head of Learning and Participation (Dance) at Trinity Laban, has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards.
Veronica was presented with her award at the U.Dance Festival 2017 by Mark Rasmussen, Global Head of Industry Relations at Harlequin Floors, who sponsored the award.
In her speech, Veronica commented:
“I’m very touched and very honoured. This means a lot to me, for many reasons, particularly because it’s One Dance UK, which is the powerful industry body that we need to advocate for dance, and ensure that dance in schools is fought for.
My life in dance has had its challenges and its frustrations, but it has also had great joy. And that joy has come from the many great colleagues I’ve worked with over the years, and of course from those young people – some of whom have now got grandchildren – who come up to me and say “miss! You taught me dance! Do you remember!?” And I did teach them, and I’m still doing it, and hopefully I’m still going to do a bit more! So thank you very, very much. Let’s keep going!”
Another winner at the Dance Teaching Award was Trinity Laban alumnus Charlotte Tomlinson, a graduate of the MSc Dance Science, who collected the Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award.
And shortlisted for the Inspirational Lecturer Award was Edel Quin, Programme Leader of Trinity Laban’s MSc and MFA Dance Science.
The inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards “celebrate the many individuals and organisations who are using dance to transform the lives of young people”. One Dance UK received a total of 886 nominations across the nine award categories. For more information visit the One Dance UK website.