MRS CONCHITA C MING, OBE
Conchita Ming is a much-respected guardian of Bermuda’s artistic and cultural heritage. An icon in the Bermuda dance community, she is a co-founder of the National Dance Theatre of Bermuda (NDTB) and her and choreography and performances have earned wide acclaim and include performing before Her Majesty the Queen in 1994.
With degrees in Education and Counselling, and Certification in Early Childhood Education, Mrs. Ming spent much of her professional life as a civil servant in the Ministries of Education and Health. Most notably she was instrumental in setting up the Bermuda Government’s Child Development Programme and incorporating services and approaches that respected the different cultures of families within the community.
Mrs Ming first worked with the Bermuda Regiment when the Ministry of Community & Cultural Affairs invited her to be the Artistic Coordinator for Bermuda contingent to the Virginia International Tattoo performed in Norfolk in April 2007. She went on to serve as Chair of the Bermuda 2009 Committee that was responsible for coordinating the extraordinary events and activities (which included the Bermuda Tattoo 2009) to mark the 400th Anniversary celebrations of continuous permanent settlement in Bermuda. She joined the Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary (BR50) Committee in 2013 and, in addition to her tremendous work on the Bermuda Tattoo 2015, this year co-curated the BR50 exhibition “United in Service” at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art where she serves as a Board Member.
Mrs Ming was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by The Queen in 2010 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Bermuda.