It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Jamie Watton, our CEO/Artistic Director. Jamie died peacefully on Friday 6 July after a short illness.

Jamie has been an inspirational leader of South East Dance. Since joining in 2009 he has not only transformed the organisation but has driven the creation of a new home for dance in the heart of Brighton & Hove. When The Dance Space opens in 2020 it will be fitting tribute to Jamie, and now more than ever we are determined to realise his vision for a place where dance and the community meet.

Everyone who worked with Jamie will remember what a warm and generous person he was and he will be very much missed by all staff past and present here at South East Dance. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.

South East Dance would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support to date. If you would like to share your memories, thoughts and condolences with Jamie’s family, friends and the huge community of which he was such a luminary, please feel free to share on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. We also have a Condolences book here at South East Dance. If you’d like to contribute, please send to:

South East Dance,
28 Kensington Street,
Brighton BN1 4AJ