News: Martin Hylton

Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

Martin Hylton. Photo: Pete Huggins

Martin Hylton has been announced as the 2012/13 Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) supported Clore Leadership Programme Dance Fellow.

The Clore Leadership Programme, an initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation, has recently announced the twenty-nine Clore Leadership Fellows for 2012/13, including six International Fellows and 5 Cultural Consortia-supported Fellows from Archives, Heritage, Museums and the Performing Arts.

DCD has been supporting the Clore Leadership Programme since 2005 and is involved in the Special Fellowship in Dance (also supported by the Linbury Trust) which is exclusively available for eligible DCD Company dancers. This year’s Fellow is Martin Hylton, who has worked internationally as a professional Dancer, Choreographer and Director with Phoenix Dance Theatre, UK; Nye Carte Blanche, Norway and various other companies.

Martin lives in Gateshead and is Artistic Director of the Gateway Studio and a freelance choreographer and lecturer. Previous roles include; Regional Development Manager for Dance City; Co-Director of Artists in Motion; Youth Dance Academy Director, Tees Valley Dance Middlesbrough.

Prior to receiving the Clore Fellowship, Martin received support and funding from DCD towards a two year part time MA in Arts Business and Creativity at Newcastle University.

Martin Hylton said,
‘I am honoured and excited to be offered a Dance Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme. The year ahead is going to be full of opportunities and possibilities to further my leadership skills and potential and I simply cannot wait to get started. It is with thanks to the Clore Leadership programme, Dancers’ Career Development, and the Linbury Trust that I am able to embark upon such a wonderful journey’

DCD is also delighted to announce that DCD beneficiary Martin Joyce has been awarded a General Fellowship supported by Arts Council England. Martin received funding from DCD for Business start-up support for Icon Dance Ltd, which produces bespoke classical and contemporary dance for the commercial sector.

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