Photo: Robert Bloomfield

Namron OBE has had a prolific career spanning over half a century, beginning his training with a scholarship to Rambert Ballet School in 1965.

He is widely credited as the first black dancer to be employed by a British dance company. One of the founding members of London Contemporary Dance Theatre (LCDT), his outstanding performances touched many audiences during the 1970s and early 80s.

In 1985 Namron became a founder member of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance teaching staff. He has been a guest teacher at Millennium Dance 2000 and teaches on a freelance basis at Middlesex University and for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company.

In 2003 he was appointed as Associate Artist for Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble.

Most recently, Namron was involved in Anniversary by Alan Lyddiard, choreographed by Royston Maldoom, a new multi-media dance and theatre performance created by older artists, including performers from various dance traditions and backgrounds.

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