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Trinity Laban celebrates multiple award wins at One Dance UK Awards

Wed 13 November 2019

Lecturer in Dance Khyle Eccles named the Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award, and pioneering Professor Emma Redding decorated for excellence in Dance Science.

For the second year running, a member of our teaching staff has received the professional accolade of One Dance UK Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award, with Khyle Eccles recognised this year, and Senior Lecturer in Choreological Studies Rosemary Brandt receiving the award in 2018.

Additional successes were Head of Dance Science Professor Emma Redding (Winner of the Dance Science Award), alum Jody Morgan (Winner of the Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award) and alum Sanjoy Roy (Winner of the Dance Writing Award).

The awards were presented at a gala awards ceremony on Saturday 9 November at the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.

The Inspirational Lecturer Award celebrates dedicated practitioners who motivate students with a passion for learning, inspiring the next generation of performers, choreographers, teachers and practitioners.

Khyle, who lectures on our undergraduate Contemporary Dance programme and our Dance Science programmes, is one of very few dance-specific strength and conditioning specialists in the UK. He works to provide specific performance enhancement training strategies, helping to establish a high athletic capacity to support dancers’ technique and reduce physical limitations.

On winning the award he commented –

“I am thrilled to have received the Inspirational Lecturer Award at the One Dance UK Awards last Saturday. I love the work that I do as a lecturer and a coach at Trinity Laban with students that span across the whole institution, and I am thankful for all those who nominated me – it means a great deal. Thank you.”

The One Dance UK Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of professionals and practitioners who have made an impact on the UK’s vibrant dance landscape over the last 12 months.

Professor Emma Redding commented –

“Dance Science is a collaborative endeavour and a rapidly expanding field that necessitates dialogue between practitioners and researchers, and ideas that cross disciplines. Having spent almost 20 years working with colleagues to develop dance science as a viable field of research and education, it is inspiring to witness how far we have come.

It was such an honour to receive the One Dance UK Award for Dance Science and I would like to thank all the amazing people I have worked with over the years who helped make what was at first a dream into a concrete reality that is here to stay.”

Further faculty members and alumni were nominated this year including Lecturer in Dance and physiotherapist Katy Chambers (Dance Science Award, Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award), balletLORENT, led by alum Liv Lorent (Innovation in Dance Award) and alum Dr Imogen Aujla (Dance Science Award).

Trinity Laban were also proud sponsors of the Innovation in Dance Award 2019, which shines a spotlight on an individual or organisation who has brought a cutting-edge approach to any aspect of dance over the last 12 months.

Trinity Laban Principal Anthony Bowne commented –

“As London’s Creative Conservatoire, Trinity Laban is committed to innovation and to advancing the artform of dance. We are delighted to support the Innovation in Dance Award at the One Dance UK Awards 2019, and congratulate the inspiring winners North East Dance Co-operative who have embodied innovative practice by pushing the boundaries and challenging conventions.

It is also a pleasure to see the world-leading work of Trinity Laban’s own exceptional staff and alumni being celebrated by the wider industry.”

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.

Image L-R: Khyle Eccles and Emma Redding with their awards (credit Brian Slater)