In a ceremony earlier this week at St Paul’s Leonardo Royal Hotel The Black British Business Awards honoured the contributions of 17 leaders across six sectors that are impacting British Economy.
“Being a winner is an emotional, but privileged moment. It is something that I have aspired to and I think it is essential in the arts sector to be able to talk about the things that are important, the things that are creative and the things we need to get done”.Sharon Watson
Launched in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to celebrate and recognise “the often unsung contributions of exceptional black business professionals and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, consumer and luxury, entrepreneurs, financial services, professional services, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Sharon Watson is the seventh and longest-standing Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, she was one of the first female Principal Dancers invited to join the all-male award winning Phoenix Dance Company, touring with the company from 1989 to 1997 where she choreographed Never Still and Shaded Limits. Having left Phoenix to pursue a number of other ventures including setting up her own company ABCD, Sharon returned in 2009 as the new Artistic Director. Since then Sharon has choreographed Fast Lane, Melt, Never 2 Still, Repetition of Change, TearFall and Windrush: Movement of the People.