Magpie Founding Artistic Director nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award in One Dance UK first-ever Dance Teaching Awards

Posted on: June 19, 2017

One Dance UK has announced the names of 27 shortlisted nominees, across nine award categories, for its inaugural Dance Teaching Awards. One Dance UK received 886 nominations from pupils, parents, colleagues and friends of hundreds of teachers, practitioners and dance organisations across the UK, that provide opportunities for children and young people to dance.

Our Founding Artistic Director, Avril Hitman BEM, has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Avril has said:

“I’m honoured and thrilled to be shortlisted for this award. I will be retiring from leading Magpie Dance at the end of July and this is a wonderful and timely recognition of 32 years of development to bring more opportunities in dance for people with learning disabilities of all ages and abilities”

The shortlisted nominees were carefully chosen by a selection panel made up of industry professionals brought together to represent a broad range of education knowledge and expertise and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 16th July in Birmingham.