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Posted on 01 June 2018 by Natasha Moore


1. Jin Xing  

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Owner of the contemporary dance company Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre, a Chinese ballerina and choreographer. She was one of the first people, publicly, to undergo gender reassignment surgery in China. Her ability to stay true to herself whilst upon such a public platform makes her incredibly influential.  TV / Dance /Theatre

2. Danny Boyle

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If you haven't heard of this cinematic and theatrical genius then you truly must live in a bubble! From 28 Days Later to Slumdog Millionaire. This self-made millionaire keeps a level head as a patron of Early Break a young person's substance misuse charity and trustee of Dramatic Need, an African arts charity. From humble beginnings to giving back, Danny Boyle is an influence to us all. Film / TV / Theatre

3. Felix Barrett  

Artistic director at Punchdrunk, the critically acclaimed immersive theatre company and Playwright of 'Sleep No More'. He is a true credit to the world of theatre and live performance. As an innovator, reinventing the way we view theatre, not being afraid to push envelopes and think outside the box makes him influential in my eyes. Theatre

4. Adwoa Aboah

A proactive supporter of mental health awareness and a leading lady in the game of fashion. Means Adwoa has a powerful influential reach on millennials' in particular. As someone who is both relatable and inspirational, she is definitely an individual to have an interest in. Fashion / Lifestyle and Culture

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5. Wayne McGregor CBE

A radical redefiner of movement and of visual arts in its entirety. A pioneer of dancing forms and supporter of new generations' growth and development within the industry.  Just one look at his biography leaves me in awe and inspired. Give it a read, you won't be disappointed!

ERIC Tip: Great names to know if you ever want to impress in an interview or meeting!


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