Akademi at 40 | People that shaped Akademi

Oct 18, 2019

Akademi have released lists of key people who have helped shape Akademi in various capacities over the last 40 years: artists, trustees, staff, production and creative team members and partners. Of course, Akademi has been supported by numerous generous friends and supporters. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them. Since there are too many to mention, on this occasion we have chosen 40 names in each category to resonate with the theme of 40 years. We have also released a ’40 Under 40’ list, which celebrates promising artists under 40 years of age to look out for in South Asian Dance in the UK.

This list has been compiled by the current staff and trustees of Akademi.

Aakash Odedra
Akram Khan
Alessandra Iyer
Amina Khayyam
Anusha Subramanyam
Archita Kumar
Arunima Kumar
Ash Mukherjee
Bisakha Sarkar
Chitra Sundaram
Divya Kasturi
Gauri Sharma Tripathi
Jesal Patel
Kali Chandrasegaram
Kumudini Lakhia
Leela Samson
Magdalen Gorringe
Manuela Benini
Mavin Khoo
Mayuri Boonham
Mita Pujara
Padmashree Pratap Pawar MBE
Piali Ray
Priya Pawar
Pushkala Gopal
Rachel Waterman
Sanjeevini Dutta
Seeta Patel
Shivani Sethia
Shobhi Gulati
Sonia Sabri
Stella Subbiah
Subathra Subramaniam
Sujata Banerjee
Sushmita Ghosh
Sushmita Pati
Tara Rajkumar
Urja Desai Thakore
Shane Shambhu
Showmi Das

Ajay Gupta
Ali Zaidi
Amanda Leon
Baroness Shreela Flather
Baroness Usha Prashar
Bharati Kansara
Bhavaani Nanthabalan
Brendan Keaney
Caroline Miller
Chandra Kumar
Chris Bannerman
Late David Henshaw
Dhana Nagaraja
Dick Matchett
Fiona Sheridan
Gopi Warrier
Hanna Madalska
Late James Porter
John Martin
Kiki Gail
Kim Evans
Lady Ann Dholakia
Lalita Ahmed
Madhuvanti Ghose
Manik Govinda
Late Naseem Khan OBE
Nasreen Rehman
Late Peter Sarah
Pushkala Gopal
Ramola Bachchan
Robin Dutta
Late Robin Howard
Shobana Jeyasingh
Sukanya Shankar
Sushma Mehta
Late Tania Rose
Tara Kothari
Victoria De Bray
Victoria Todd
Late Sama Swaminathan

Akademi’s Patrons

Lord Swaraj Paul
Anish Kapoor CBE
Late Girish Karnad
Nirmalya Kumar
Nina Nannar
Surina Narula MBE
Anoushka Shankar
Alistair Spalding CBE
Kenneth Tharp CBE
Kapila Vatsyayan
Late Dame Alicia Markova
Late Pandit Ravi Shankar
Late Ram Gopal

Agnes Meadows
Alan Dilly
Amaara Raheem
Amelia Jones
Annelie (Mia) Livingston
Beth Cinnamon
Catherine Kelly
Catherine Tucker
Jaysri (Chix) Chandaria
Claire Farmer
Dawn James
Glyn Cridland
Hannah Titterton
Helen Smart
Holly Morris
Jaykishen Patel
Jennifer Pattock
Jess Linton
Jill Gail
Joe West
John Chapman
John Googe
Karen Jacobs
Katherine Veitch
Kerry Veitch
Kira Milmo
Lydia Fraser Ward
Martin Bowes
Michelle Roebuck
Monique Deletant
Nina Head
Rachel Elliot
Renu Mehto
Sharan Dass
Shiromi Pinto
Shusmita Ghosh
Tim Foxon
Tina Cockett
Uzma Hameed
Yeu-Lai Mo

Achal Paul
Alex Hopkins
Anita Choudry
Avatara Ayuso
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Beth Hoare-Barnes
Bhajan Hunjan
Charles Webber
Corrine Bougaard
Dan O’Neill
Filip Van Huffel
Gary Clarke
Henry Oguike
Hilary Westlake
Jacob Perlmutter
Jai Morjaria
James Williams
Jamie Watton
Jonathan Lunn
Jonathan Samuels
Jose Agudo
Josh Hawkins
Keith Khan
Lise Smith
Lou Cope
Mark Murphy
Naresh Kapuria
Niraj Chag
Penny Andrews
Pete Schiazza
Prema Mehta
Sam Bennellick-Jones
Shri Sriram
Simon Byford
Simon Corder
Simon Richardson
Late Stuart Walton
Suzanne Walker
Vijay Raghav Rao
Vipul Sangoi
Anita Srivastava
Avanthi Meduri
Bradley Hemmings
Cary Sawhney MBE
Chila Burman
Deborah Swallow
Eddie Nixon
Freddie Matthews
Jacqueline Rose
Jan Lennox
Late Jane Attenborough
Jane Earl
Jane Pritchard
Jay Viswadeva
Jeremy Shine
Josh McNorton
Jude Kelly
Julia Carruthers
Martha Oakes and Sue Lancashire
Mattur Nandakumara
(The Bhavan)
Oliver Carruthers
Pamela Kember
Late Peter Brinson
Prakash Daswani
Rachel Gibson
Ramona Riedzewski
Ray Clarke
Reginald Messy
Rupert Thomson
Sanjoy Roy
Sanjoy Roy
Seema Anand
Shirin Isal
South Asian Dance Alliance
Sunil Kothari
Sushma Jansari
Tamara Rojo
Theresa Beattie
Theatre Tol
High Commission of India & The Nehru Centre
Veronica Jobbins
Viram Jasani

Aakash Odedra
Akram Khan
Alessandra Iyer
Amina Khayyam
Anusha Subramanyam
Archita Kumar
Arunima Kumar
Ash Mukherjee
Bisakha Sarkar
Chitra Sundaram
Divya Kasturi
Gauri Sharma Tripathi
Jesal Patel
Kali Chandrasegaram Kumudini Lakhia
Leela Samson
Magdalen Gorringe
Manuela Benini
Mavin Khoo
Mayuri Boonham
Mita Pujara
Padmashree Pratap Pawar MBE
Piali Ray
Priya Pawar
Pushkala Gopal
Rachel Waterman
Sanjeevini Dutta Seeta Patel
Shivani Sethia
Shobhi Gulati
Sonia Sabri
Stella Subbiah
Subathra Subramanyam
Sujata Banerjee
Sushmita Ghosh
Sushmita Pati
Tara Rajkumar
Urja Desai Thakore
Shane Shambhu
Showmi Das

Ajay Gupta
Ali Zaidi
Amanda Leon
Baroness Shreela Flather
Baroness Usha Prashar
Bharati Kansara
Bhavaani Nanthabalan
Brendan Keaney
Caroline Miller
Chandra Kumar
Chris Bannerman
Late David Henshaw
Dhana Nagaraja
Dick Matchett
Fiona Sheridan
Gopi Warrier
Hanna Madalska
Late James Porter
John Martin
Kiki Gail Kim Evans
Lady Ann Dholakia
Lalita Ahmed
Madhuvanti Ghose
Manik Govinda
Late Naseem Khan OBE
Nasreen Rehman
Late Peter Sarah
Pushkala Gopal
Ramola Bachchan
Robin Dutta
Late Robin Howard
Shobana Jeyasingh
Sukanya Shankar
Sushma Mehta
Late Tania Rose
Tara Kothari
Victoria De Bray
Victoria Todd
Late Sama Swaminathan

Akademi’s Patrons
Lord Swaraj Paul
Anish Kapoor CBE
Late Girish Karnad
Nirmalya Kumar
Nina Nannar
Surina Narula MBE
Anoushka Shankar
Alistair Spalding CBE
Kenneth Tharp CBE
Kapila Vatsyayan
Late Dame Alicia Markova
Late Pandit Ravi Shankar
Late Ram Gopal

 

Agnes Meadows
Alan Dilly
Amaara Raheem
Amelia Jones
Annelie (Mia) Livingston
Beth Cinnamon
Catherine Kelly
Catherine Tucker
Jaysri (Chix) Chandaria
Claire Farmer
Dawn James
Glyn Cridland
Hannah Titterton Helen Smart
Holly Morris
Jaykishen Patel
Jennifer Pattock
Jess Linton
Jill Gail
Joe West
John Chapman
John Googe
Karen Jacobs
Katherine Veitch
Kerry Veitch
Kira Milmo Lydia Fraser Ward
Martin Bowes
Michelle Roebuck
Monique Deletant
Nina Head
Rachel Elliot
Renu Mehto
Sharan Dass
Shiromi Pinto
Shusmita Ghosh
Tim Foxon
Tina Cockett
Uzma Hameed
Yeu-Lai Mo

Achal Paul
Alex Hopkins
Anita Choudry
Avatara Ayuso
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Beth Hoare-Barnes
Bhajan Hunjan
Charles Webber
Corrine Bougaard
Dan O’Neill
Gary Clarke
Henry Oguike
Hilary Westlake
Jacob Perlmutter Jai Morjaria
James Williams
Jamie Watton
Jonathan Lunn
Jonathan Samuels
Jose Agudo
Josh Hawkins
Keith Khan
Lise Smith
Lou Cope
Mark Murphy
Naresh Kapuria
Niraj Chag Penny Andrews
Pete Schiazza
Phillipe Vanhuffel / Filip Van Huffel
Prema Mehta
Sam Bennellick-Jones
Shri Sriram
Simon Byford
Simon Corder
Simon Richardson
Late Stuart Walton
Suzanne Walker
Vijay Raghav Rao
Vipul Sangoi

Anita Srivastava
Avanthi Meduri
Bradley Hemmings
Cary Sawhney MBE
Chila Burman
Deborah Swallow
Eddie Nixon
Freddie Matthews
Jacqueline Rose
Jan Lennox
Late Jane Attenborough
Jane Earl
Jane Pritchard
Jay Viswadeva
Jeremy Shine
Josh McNorton
Jude Kelly
Julia Carruthers
Martha Oakes and Sue Lancashire
Mattur Nandakumara / The Bhavan
Oliver Carruthers
Pamela Kember
Late Peter Brinson
Prakash Daswani
Rachel Gibson
Ramona Riedzewski
Ray Clarke
Reginald Messy
Rupert Thomson
Sanjoy Roy
Sanjoy Roy
Seema Anand
Shirin Isal
South Asian Dance Alliance
Sunil Kothari
Sushma Jansari
Tamara Rojo
Theresa Beattie
Theatre Tol
High Commission of India & The Nehru Centre
Veronica Jobbins
Viram Jasani

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