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NSCD Principal Janet Smith Awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours

Congratulations to Janet Smith, Principal of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, who has been awarded an MBE for services to dance in the New Years Honours list.

Janet commenced her role at NSCD in February 2012. Before joining the school, Janet was Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) for 14 years. She created works for the company, commissioned from emerging and internationally established choreographers and developed informal, interactive performance models. SDT gained international recognition, won several awards and nominations and is recognized nationally for pioneering leadership in Arts and Disability.

Janet was awarded a Fellowship from Dartington College of Arts in 1999, and in 2008 was awarded the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award, honoring an individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form.