Sir Geoffrey Neiman
Sir of the Order of Queen Isabel of Spain
CRUZ DE OFICIAL DE LA ORDEN DE ISABEL LA CATOLICA”
Hon. Life President of the Spanish Dance Society International
HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT – SIR GEOFFREY NEIMAN.
Sir Geoffrey was honoured to receive a KNIGHTHOOD, “CRUZ DE OFICIAL DE LA ORDEN DE ISABEL LA CATOLICA” in 1999 from His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain.
He was a member of the Famous ‘ANTONIO RUIZ’S COMPANY” then joined ‘LUISILLO SPANISH DANCE COMPANY “.
Whilst with the company for five years they toured and danced extensively
throughout the world.
Then Joined PACO RUIZ’S GROUP (Antonio’s Nephew) touring Europe.
He returned to South Africa to partner Mercedes Molina as Lead Male Dancer in her Spanish Dance Company.
He was a founding member of The Spanish Dance Society and choreographed the complete Male Syllabus.
Additionally, Sir Geoffrey put his energies, experience and knowledge into teaching and examining for the SDS.
After Many successful years with the Mercedes Molina Company and a Lifetime Partnership with her until her untimely Death in 1978, he carried on running the company
until he retired from Dancing in 1982.
We are indeed honoured that Sir Geoffrey has agreed to steer our
SPANISH DANCE SOCIETY FLAGSHIP AS HONORARY LIFE PRESIDENT.