Jenny Sealey, MBE was born and raised in Nottingham. On becoming deaf aged seven, a teacher encouraged her to continue ballet lessons though she could no longer hear the dance instruction; she said Jenny should follow the person in front of her. She did, and it set the course of her career.
After studying dance and choreography at university, Jenny became a founder member of both the Common Ground Sign Dance Company and the now defunct London Disability Arts Forum. In 2007 Jenny became the Artistic Director at Graeae, the well-known UK disability-led theatre company.
Jenny is well known for her part as Co-artistic Director of the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony. She very supportive of the Deaf Academy, visiting on many occasions, and presenting our end of year award in the summer assembly. We are delighted to welcome her to our board of Trustees.