The participants involved in 11 Million Reasons to Dance are predominately Deaf and disabled people for whom dance is a large part of their life, professionally, or vocationally. We worked with people of all ages, from local schools and youth groups to adults who dance in their local communities, through to some of the leading disabled choreographers and professional dancers in the UK.
The diversity of the people involved captured the spirit of 11 Million Reasons to Dance, supporting our aim to help change perceptions around Deaf and disabled people who dance. Each one of the participants helped 11 Million Reasons to Dance achieve outstanding results.
See below for a full list of those involved in 11 Million Reasons to Dance:
Photographer – Sean Goldthorpe
Set Dresser – Nicky Moorhouse
Producer - Louise Wildish
Hair and Make up – Kristie Matthiae
Photographers Assistant – Oscar Henton
Tom St Louis, Kate Marsh, Simon Coopey, Charlotte Tomlinson, Meena Visana, Elle Molyneux, Mitchell Varney, Megan Smith, Rosie Acton, Joey Asuncion, Laura Hayes, Felicia Bryyant, Sahib Jagdev, Abbie Bogle Smith, Jazmine Bolton, Simon Keast, Cale Wood, Mickel Smithen, Welly O’Brien, Beth Gardiner, Judy Gardiner, Chris Fonseca , Jakob Riley–Moore, Luke McGuire, Gil McGuire, Louise Dickson, Denny Haywood, Mickael Marso Riviere. Samantha Gibson, Daniel Southwell, Toni Louise Dolan, Sara Equibal, Joshua O’Meara, Sophia Michiko, Kimberley Harvey, Sheagh Broomhall, Veronica Broomhall, Laura Dajao, Sian Green, Linda Wilson, Emily Boyne, Ruth Boyne, Stephen Boyne, Chloe Corkett, Tom Williams, Jacob Brown, Laura Jones, Adrian Costa, Robyn Davey, Harley French, Katy Molineux, Celes Cotey, Keenan Stewart, Ronan Godber, Nicholas Keynes, Daisy Dent, Shelley Limer, Sarah Ashirani, Natasha Morton, Lucy Willett, Abbie Taylor, George Churm, Connor Coates, Daisha Brown. David Stewart, Sali Gresham, Emily Thurston, Lily Boyle, Phil Cass, Sophie Morgan, Marcus Clarke, Lindsey Sharpe, Peter Bateman, Giovanna Ventrella.
Thanks to the following people for their help in making 11 Million Reasons to Dance happen:
Nicola Chambers, Louise Katerega, Richard Kimbell and Furniture Barn, Market Harborough, The staff at Curve, Leicester, Richard at Sheehans Music Shop, Leicester, Estelle at 19Gale, Leicester, Alaistair Read at Leicester City Council, Jess and Becky at Dance4, The staff at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery - Leicester, Drew Gardner and Lucinda Marland, Bhavna at the People Centre, The staff at the Core at Corby Cube, The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association, Jo Verrent and staff at Unlimited and everyone at People Dancing.