DCD recognised in 50th year with Dance Changemaker Award

We are delighted to announce that DCD has been awarded the One Dance UK Dance Changemaker Award in an award ceremony held at The Box at FarGo Village, Coventry, on Saturday 10 February 2024.  

We congratulate all those recognised with awards and nominations, it is an honour to be in your company.  

Executive Director Vanessa Lefrancois says:  

“We are delighted to have been given this award, in recognition of the ongoing impact and importance of DCD’s work across the dance sector.  

DCD is here for all dancers – from every dance genre, every background, across the UK and at every career stage – to offer career development support.  

We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s awards, celebrating the excellence and diversity in our sector, and offer our congratulations to all involved.” 

The Dance Changemaker Award recognises bold, brave, and impactful individuals or organisations that have driven progress across our dance ecology. This can include improving access to dance and championing diversity and inclusion. 

We are delighted to accept this award during our 50th Anniversary Year, and we dedicate it to the real changemakers: the extraordinary dancers we walk alongside every day while they take courageous and bold steps to create fulfilling and thriving post-performance careers, both within dance and beyond. It is a privilege to witness your journeys.