Karen Gallagher MBE
After training at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London in the early 1980’s Karen returned to Liverpool to champion the development of dance in this region for over 30 years. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2007 with an MA in Social Enterprise, Karen received a BMOBO, a Music of Black Origin award for MDI’s community dance practice (2010) and in 2011 was a runner up for Merseyside Woman of the Year. She received an MBE, awarded for services to dance in The Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2012 and an Honorary Fellow from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014. This year Karen has just been celebrated by The Women’s Organisation as one of 21 Women who shape the City as part of their 21-year anniversary.