New Year Honours 2019 for dancers & choreographers – The Full List!

richard alston dance company. Photo by Chris Nash

The New Year Honours list for 2019 recognises the contributions made by dancers and choreographers – here’s the full list of honours:


Richard John William Alston, CBE. Dancer and Choreographer. For services to Dance.


Anthony Van Laast, MBE. Choreographer. For services to Dance and Choreography.

Professor Veronica Lewis, MBE. Formerly Joint Principal, The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. For services to Higher Education in Dance, to Drama and to Circus Arts in the UK and Abroad.


Farooq Ur Rehman Chaudhry. Producer. For services to Dance and Dance Production.

Darius James Williams. For services to Ballet and to community Dance.

Alexander Robert Nigel Parish. For services to dance and UK/Russia cultural relations.


Pratap Pawar. Dancer and Choreographer. For services to Dance Culture and Community Cohesion.

Sujata Banerjee. For services to Dance.

Anita Margaret Young. For services to Classical Ballet and to Dance Education.

Irene Margaret Hayes. For services to Dance and to the community in Southwark.

Babette Amy Valerie Helen Langford. For services to Children in Stage Dance and Theatre in London.