Leanne Pero
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Leanne is the founder and director of The Movement Factory and the Movement Factory Dance Foundation. She has been running her dance business since she was 15, and was this summer recognized for her achievements by being one of the 2012 Olympic Torchbearers. She has raised over £150,000 for her community dance work, won 6 awards, and is an advocate of accessible dance for all. She runs two hugely successful yearly dance competitions; delivers dance in schools, at her academies and in community settings.

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Has It Really Been A Year Since the Last Women of the Future Awards?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (09:53)

Last year, I was highly commended in the entrepreneur category at the Women of the Future Awards, held in association with Shell, and what a year it has been since!

Firstly, I have been lucky enough to become a finalist in two other award programmes. This is another incredible achievement...

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Arts Funding - Where is Arts Money Going?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (00:00)

Another day, another arts funding bulletin that lists available grants. The problem is, most of the larger grants do not seem to go to the smaller organisations like mine, so should I even bother to apply? Also, if these organisations, desperately in need of funds, aren't getting the grants, who...

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Moving Towards Change: Why Dance Can Be So Much More Than Just A Hobby

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (23:00)

For as long as I can remember dance was my first love. I came in to dance relatively late, at age 11, but by 15 I had performed all over London which gave me a massive confidence boost and enabled me to teach others and organise local dance events -...

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