News: Dance represented in the 1000 London's most influential list

Friday 17 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

This year dance has a higher profile in the Evening Standard’s list of the 1,000 Most Influential people in London, announced this week.
Artistic directors Kevin O’Hare (Royal Ballet), Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet), Emma Gladstone (Dance Umbrella), Alistair Spalding (Sadler’s Wells) and choreographers Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon were all in last year’s list. New entries this year include Royal Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Edward Watson, Rambert’s artistic director Mark Baldwin – and in a joint entry, Caroline Miller, director of Dance UK, with Helen Laws, manager of the National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science, launched by Dance UK.

Evening Standard – dance entries:
Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet, artistic director and dancer
Kevin O’Hare, Royal Ballet, artistic director
Wayne McGregor, choreographer
Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells, artistic director and chief executive
Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer
Matthew Bourne New Adventures, choreographer
Emma Gladstone Dance Umbrella, artistic director

New entries in 2014:
Natalia Osipova Royal Ballet, principal dancer
Edward Watson Royal Ballet, principal dancer
Mark Baldwin Rambert, artistic director
Caroline Miller Dance UK, director & Helen Laws National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science manager
“As director of advocacy organisation Dance UK, Miller has long lobbied for better healthcare for dancers. Now she has launched the National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science, managed by Helen Laws, who brought together partners from dance, medicine and science to improve the care and knowledge of dancers’ health, recognising that the level of research and care should be in line with that accorded to elite athletes”.

Read the full list of London’s most influential people in the arts, 2014:

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