The news comes as the community dance organisation receives funding from the Culture Recovery Fund.

(c) Gigi Gianella

DanceWest has announced that it has appointed three new trustees to join its board including: former Evening Standard and The Independent video chief Mars ElBrogy, Frantic Assembly’s Executive Director Kerry Whelan and well-being coach Jon Chu.

The news of the appointment comes as it has been awarded funding from the Culture Recovery Fund and have been supporting local people throughout lockdown through 1-2-1 zoom training, tech support and a DVD service where classes were professionally filmed, edited and shared with local people who could not get online.

Meanwhile, from May 2020 to February 2021,12,000 local people took part in DanceWest activities enabling the community to remain physically active and creatively challenged at home. The company has today announced that it will be running a Covid-19 recovery programme for adults age +55 in Brent (April – Dec 2021) and Hounslow (May 2021- April 2022). Other upcoming projects include Dance in the Parks this July/ August and a holiday programme for children and young people in Fulham running in August and supported by DEBK charity.

Talking about the news: Rosie Whitney-Fish Chief Executive and Founder of DanceWest, said: “The new
appointments will strengthen the organisation as we enter a transformative period for the charity. Mars, Kerry and Jon bring excellent skills and experience to help steer the charity as we develop and diversify our services. We are also delighted to have received the Culture Recovery Fund ensuring that we can continue to offer a creative response to social issues communities face in West London. We believe dance is for everyone. It should
be accessible to all.”

To find out more about DanceWest visit: http://www.dancewest.co.uk/