Central School Of Ballet

Central tutor wins gold at the European Masters Classic Powerlifting Championships

Tuesday 26th March 2019 Isabel Campbell writes:

On 5 March, Linda Moran, second year ladies ballet tutor at Central competed at the European Masters Classic Powerlifting Championships in Gyor, Hungary. Linda achieved a gold medal for Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift & overall total - European Champion in the U52kg M3 category.

Speaking of her success, Linda said "My achievements in the sport of Powerlifting have been largely possible due to my training and career as a dancer. Hard work, practice, consistency, willingness to push through setbacks, reflect and embrace new challenges are qualities and skills dancers develop which are necessary to succeed in anything. The physical strength and mental resilience to be gained through strength training will definitely support and enhance student’s training and dancer’s careers."

Central’s Musical Director nominated In 2018 National Dance Awards

Tuesday 11th December 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Philip Feeney, Central’s Musical Director has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Creative Contribution in the 2018 National Dance Awards.

Philip has been working with Central for 35 years, and has composed over forty scores for Ballet Central during this time. Philip has also collaborated with many companies including Northern Ballet, the Martha Graham Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Rambert and numerous internationally recognised choreographers including Michael Pink, David Nixon and Christopher Gable, with his works being having been performed extensively worldwide.

Christopher Marney, Central’s Artistic Director said “Having a highly acclaimed composer as part of the Ballet Central team, who understands and supports our artistic endeavours contributes enormously to our success as a dance company.”

The National Dance Awards take place annually and are organised by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle. In their 19th year, they “celebrate the vigour and variety of Britain’s thriving dance culture.”. They are presented by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which brings together over 60 dance writers and critics. They are the only awards given by the body of professional dance critics in the UK. The winners will be announced at a lunchtime ceremony to be held in Central London on Monday, 18th February 2019.

Central's Head of Widening Participation & Access selected for renowned Clore Leadership programme

Thursday 11th October 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central's Head of Widening Participation & Access Debra Cougill has been selected to take part in the Clore Leadership Programme short course over the next two weeks.

Debra and the other cultural leaders participating on the course will be provided with essential knowledge and skills in sessions on topics including Coaching, Strategic Business Planning, Governance and Difficult Conversations, alongside space for individual learning and talks from leaders in the sector.

Learn more about the programme and the other participants on the course on the Clore website.

Heidi Hall wins Rising Chief Executive at Third Sector Awards

Friday 21st September 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Heidi, Central’s Director last night won the Rising Chief Executive award at the Third Sector Awards in central London.

The awards acknowledge achievements in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector, with categories recognising outstanding achievement in communications and marketing, fundraising, finance, management, governance and working with other sectors.

During the ceremony, judges acknowledged the significant success Heidi has had in fundraising for Central’s new premises on the South Bank, which the organisation plans to move to in the academic year 2019/2020.

Heidi Hall said: “Being acknowledged last night by industry professionals at the Third Sector Awards amongst such accomplished leaders is particularly rewarding. I am delighted to win, but also want to thank my team at Central for their enthusiasm and hard work over the past two years. We have achieved a great deal together and I look forward to more success in the year ahead."

Director Heidi Hall announced as finalist in Third Sector Awards

Friday 27th July 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is pleased to share the exciting news that Director Heidi Hall, has been announced as one of three finalists in the Rising Chief Executive category in the Third Sector Awards.

Congratulations to Heidi for this recognition of her strong leadership of Central over the past two years, at this exciting time in the organisation's history.

Read more about the shortlisted candidates here.

The Awards presentation will take place on Thursday 20 September 2018 at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

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