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Remembering Emma Gladstone OBE

Wed 24 January 2024

Trinity Laban is extremely sad to learn of the death of alum and honorary fellow Emma Gladstone OBE.

Emma was a cherished member of the Trinity Laban community. Graduating from the inaugural Transitions Dance Company class in 1986, she went on to co-found Adventures in Motion Pictures with her friends and TL classmates Sir Matthew Bourne and David Massingham. She was an extraordinary dancer, also dancing with Lea Anderson’s company The Colmondeleys.

Emma moved into producing, presenting performances for many partners including the Southbank Centre, The Place, Latitude Festival, Tate Modern and the Young Vic. She was Associate Director at The Place Theatre and then Artistic Producer and Programmer at Sadler’s Wells and for over seven years Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella.

Emma was Chair at Siobhan Davies Studios, and in Trustee positions at Aesop and Dartington Hall Trust. She remained closely linked to Trinity Laban throughout her career, and will be sorely missed by us all.