Awards & Accolades

2018 – Winner of A Herald Angel Award for The Troth – Akademi

2018 – Winner of Summerhall Lustrum Award for The Troth – Akademi

2017 – Winner of UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance – Gary Clarke Company

2017 – Winner of a Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company – Gary Clarke Company

2017 – Nominated for ETC Knight of Illumination Award – Best Light Design – C. Webber – Gary Clarke Company

2004 – Winner of Danceworks UK Artist Development Award –

1998 – Brian Glover Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement

2018 Appointed as an Independent Governor on the Board of Directors at Northern School of Contemporary Dance 

2018 Appointed as the Vice President of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band 

2016 Appointed as a Civic Champion at Barnsley Civic 

2016 Guest Speaker for The Royal Opera House Bridge Event A Place for Culture at Hatfield House 

2016 Guest Speaker at British Dance Edition for South East Dance and People Dancing 

2015 Host and Compare for Greenwich Dance Christmas Cabaret 2015 

2015 Guest Speaker for Dance Includes Conference hosted by Yorkshire Dance 

2014 Guest Judge for House of Suarez Vogue Ball 2014 at The Rum Warehouse 

2014 Curator of Bend It as part of Yorkshire Dance Friday Firsts # 24 with work by H2 Dance, Protein Dance, Lea Anderson and The Featherstonehaughs, Amy Bell, Thick & Tight, Nigel Charnock and Mysti Valentine  

2013 Awarded a 12 month Nourish Artist Development Award from Arts Council England 

2013 Selected by Space 2 for a 3 year Artist Development Project titled Lost in Translation 

2013 Guest Speaker for Dance UK Launch Event 

2013 Guest Judge and Careers Speaker for National U. Dance and My Dance Festival 

2013 Featured in Mel Dykes book publication of ‘Grimethorpe Revival’ and ‘Barnsley and Beyond’   

2012 Selected by Dance4 for Europe in Motion facilitated by choreographer Jonathan Burrows and Visual Artist Gerald Nestler as part of Brut Imagetanz Festival in Vienna 

2011 Appointed as Associate Artist at Yorkshire Dance 

2011 An invitation by Royal Command to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace held by Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip to acknowledge High Achievers in the Performing Arts 

2011 Guest judge for National U.Dance East Midlands at The Curve Theatre  

2010 Choreographer & Composer Exchange by Matteo Fargion with Yorkshire Dance and Leeds College of Music 

2009 Appointed as Associate Artist at Yorkshire Dance under the LIFT programme 

2006  Appointed Artist in Residence at Northern School of Contemporary Dance 

2004 Artist Development Award from Danceworks UK presented by choreographer Michael Clark

2004 Established as a Yorkshire Dance Partner at Yorkshire Dance  

References Available on Request