Celeste Dandeker Arnold OBE

Founder of Candoco Dance Company (UK), London Contemporary Dance School

Celeste Dandeker Arnold OBE co-founded Candoco Dance Company in 1991, the first professional inclusive dance company to work with disabled and non-disabled dancers in the UK. Created to include and not discriminate, the company has performed nationally and internationally, providing opportunities for those with disabilities who have a passion and calling to the arts. Utilising their inventive approach, the company has also participated in community and outreach projects, enabling their inclusion and educational practices to be shared and repurposed in multiple sectors of the arts and education industry.