academies of dance

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Royal Academy of Dance

academies of dance

Royal Academy of Dance (2001)

WALLIS, (Diana) Lynn (born 1946), Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Dance (formerly of Dancing), since 1994

RITTNER, Luke Philip Hardwick (born 1947), Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Dance (formerly of Dancing), since 1999

GENÉE-ISITT, Adeline (1878 - 1970), Founder-President of The Royal Academy of Dancing, 1920–54; Member of Council, Anglo-Danish Society

KARSAVINA, Tamara (1885 - 1978), President of the Licentiate Club of the Royal Academy of Dancing, since 1954

ARIAS, Margot Fonteyn) (1919 - 1991), Prima Ballerina Assoluta; President of the Royal Academy of Dancing, since 1954; Chancellor of Durham University, since 1982

GORDON, Kathleen Olivia (1898 - 1985), Director, The Royal Academy of Dancing, 1948–68, Hon. Fellow, 1976

PUREFOY, Richard Dancer (died 1919), President, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland; Consulting Gynaecologist, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin

RICHARDSON, Philip John Sampey (1875 - 1963), Editor of The Dancing Times, 1910–57; Vice-President and first Hon. Fellow (1962) of the Royal Academy of Dancing; Director, Royal General Theatrical Fund; President, Official Board of Ballroom Dancing (which he founded, 1929); President, International Council of Ballroom Dancing

SIBLEY, Antoinette (born 1939), Prima Ballerina, The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden; President, Royal Academy of Dance (formerly of Dancing), 1991–2012 (Vice-President, 1989–91); guest coach, Royal Ballet, since 1991; Governor, Royal Ballet Board, since 2000

ALDOUS, Lucette (born 1938), Senior Lecturer in Classical Ballet, Edith Cowan University, since 1994; Head of Classical Dance, Dance Department, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 1984–99, now Senior Lecturer; Senior Adjudicator, National Eisteddfods, since 1979

KEMP, Edward Thomas (born 1965), freelance director, playwright, librettist, translator and dramaturg, since 1986; Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, since 2008; Principal, Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, since 2014

GUEST, Ivor Forbes (born 1920), Chairman, 1969–93, Member, 1965–93, Executive Committee, a Vice-President, since 1993, Royal Academy of Dancing; Solicitor


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Several countries followed the model of the French academies of the 16th and 17th centuries by setting up institutions designed to maintain and perfect standards in the arts. One of the most famous dance academies is the Imperiale Regia Accademia di Ballo which was established in 1812 by Benedetto Ricci in Milan, attached to the Teatro alla Scala. London's Royal Academy of Dancing was opened in 1920.

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