DanceWest three new trustees

Published: 9 April 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

DanceWest Bolder Not Older Dance Co Credit: Ellie Kurttz
Youth Dance Co Credit: Gigi Giannella
Pre-school families class Credit: Rosie Whitney-Fish

DanceWest's new trustees are former Evening Standard and The Independent video chief Mars El Brogy, Frantic Assembly Executive Director Kerry Whelan and wellbeing coach Jon Chu.

Between May 2020 and February 2021, 12,000 local people took part in activities from DanceWest, which will run a COVID-19 recovery programme for adults age 55+ in Brent and Hounslow. Other upcoming projects include Dance in the Parks in July and August and a holiday programme for children and young people in Fulham in August.

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.”