Deborah Baddoo, MBE

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Deborah Baddoo, MBE

Beginning a career as a dancer, and a founder member of pioneering East London arts organisation, Pyramid Arts Development, Deborah then moved into education as a Senior Lecturer in Dance, and went on to establish State of Emergency Limited with musician Steve Marshall. Over the last 30 years, her company has established a national and international reputation as a performance and production company, committed to creativity and innovation in the fields of dance and music. Deborah was awarded an MBE in 2010 for Services to British Dance. She joined the ArtsTaunton team in 2018 to direct the first of our annual Youth Arts Festivals in 2019.