Jeanefer Jean-Charles has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List.

Creative Director and Producer Jeanefer Jean-Charles from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates is among well-known faces from the arts recognised in the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Jeanefer, with over 20 years’ experience devising, creating, facilitating, and directing dance and movement for performance, receives an MBE for services to dance.

For over 20 years Jeanefer has designed and delivered artistic solutions for some of the world’s most iconic events including a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace, all four of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, The F.A. Cup Final 2016 Opening Ceremony at Wembley, and the first-ever Big Dance – which broke a world record.

HM The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022 marks the public service of individuals across the UK in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

The Thank You Dance for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant created by Jeanefer Jean-Charles and Ali Pretty from Kinetika

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and arts organisation Kinetika are delighted to announce that they were commissioned to create a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, was part of an extended Bank Holiday Weekend, and took place on Sunday 5th June 2022. 

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and Kinetika presented The Thank You Dance in the Pageant – a visually arresting spectacle made up of over 200 performers drawn from across generations covered in hand-painted silks and holding vibrant flags designed and made by community groups.

Inspiration was taken from Her Majesty to thank key workers and the essential role they have played throughout the pandemic, volunteers who have stepped up with kindness to look after their neighbours and young people who are actively taking responsibility for the future of our planet.

The Thank You Dance as part of The Pageant wound through the streets of Westminster and along The Mall past Buckingham Palace telling the story of these incredible people who have transformed lives through their kindness.

For further information about The Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant please visit the Pageant website.

Photo credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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