A friend of mine has scoured the Guardian Honours List and tells me that Irek has got an OBE. Well done that man! Apart from all his other attributes, the dancers at the Royal love him dearly.
Another OBE is Marion North, the Director of the Laban Centre, currently in New Cross and soon to move to exciting new premises in Dartford/Greenwich. She has been the prime mover in what is one of the best contemporary dance schools in Europe.
MBEs include Scilla Dyke, who is the Editor of 'Animated', the journal of the Foundation of Community Dance, which does great work, I'm told. Also Sylvia Dale, '..for services to dance in Hammersmith and Fulham'.
There may well be others that have been missed in a first skim.