Roehampton alumnus Shaun Dillon nominated for Rising Star Award

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Shaun Dillon, who graduated from Roehampton in 2012, has been recognised by One Dance UK for his contributions to dance teaching

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Shaun Dillon, Roehampton alumnus and artistic director of Dillon Dance Company has been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award for Dance Teaching in the One Dance UK Awards for 2018, the first ever sector-wide dance award.

Dillon graduated from from Roehampton in 2012 with a BA Hons in Dance Studies, and has since worked as a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, working across the UK. He is currently the Artistic Director of Dillon Dance, a company which he founded.

Celebrating the diverse contributions of people working in dance, the One Dance UK event will be an opportunity for the industry to unite, celebrate, acknowledge and recognise the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape.

A panel of judges drawn from the dance sector reviewed over 800 nominations to arrive at a shortlist of 3 nominees for each category. The final winners will be announced at an award ceremony, dinner and celebration on 24 November in Leeds.

Shaun said ‘It's an absolute honour and a privilege to be nominated for this award, to be recognised for my work with so many amazing young people around the UK over the last 7 years means a great deal. Wether or not I get the award, I have been lucky enough to teach and educate some of the most incredible young people that, will go on to shape the face of dance for the next generation’.

The University of Roehampton offers a variety of courses in Dance, for dancers and choreographers. We are the top-rated university in the UK for Dance Research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).