RAD Awards 2024

We grant a variety of awards in recognition of lifelong service, both to dance and to the RAD.
We received an incredible 312 nominations for the RAD Awards and can now reveal the shortlisted nominees for the four RAD Teacher Award categories for 2024. The winners will be announced at Members’ Day 2024.

Congratulations and the best of luck to all!

Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Natalie Pearl
  • Renata Bonasera
  • Lauren Hustler
  • Marta Comas Utiel

Community Engagement Dance Teacher Award

  • Natalie Hall
  • Marlena Marshall Abaza
  • Vivienne Kibble
  • Liz Wood

Dance for Wellbeing Award

  • Angela Kirkham
  • Rebecca Yates
  • Jan Kilpatrick (Thompson)
  • Laucinda Roberts

Innovation in Dance Award

  • Samantha Jennings
  • Mariah-Jane Thies
  • Rosalina Esther Tampubolon
  • Johanna Hadley

Other awards

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance (FRAD)

An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance is the highest award that the RAD gives to its teaching members.

The President’s Award

The President’s Award is how the RAD recognises the broad community who go above and beyond to make significant contributions to the world of dance or to further the mission of the RAD.

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award (QEII)

The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award is presented in recognition of outstanding services to the art of dance. Nominees can be anyone who has made significant and sustained contributions to the art of dance.

Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Choreology (FIChor)

The Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Choreology is the highest award that the RAD gives to its Benesh members.