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Cooper’s RAD Award Nomination


Dance Centre Kenya is proud to announce that our Artistic Director Ms Cooper Rust has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Awards in the category of “Community Engagement”.

This year, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) marks its 100th Anniversary. They are celebrating this by honouring outstanding RAD teachers from around the world through the RAD Centenary Awards. Out of three hundred submissions, Ms Cooper was nominated for her contribution and dedication in making dance and art training available to children who would normally not be able to access it.

As many of you know, Ms. Cooper has been a visionary for Dance Centre Kenya since its inception. She has inspired many students through her way of teaching as well as through the beautiful and semi-professional performances she has put up in the Nairobi theatres, in the 5 years of DCK’s existence.

She is also the founder of Artists for Africa (A4A), a US- registered Non- Governmental Organization, which was set up to support arts education and talent development in Kenya. Besides offering arts classes directly to primary school students in underprivileged areas, A4A has helped talented students to participate in full-time dance training without being held back by their economic background.

It would be a great honour for our DCK family to come together and support her to get this award. You can kindly vote for her through the following link:


Read the following articles written about Ms Cooper’s nomination:

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Thank you so much for your continued support.

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