Royal Academy of Dance

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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

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

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

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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(Known prior to 2001 as Royal Academy of Dancing)

British dance examination board. It was founded on 31 Dec. 1920 by Philip Richardson in conjunction with an eminent group of dancers and teachers including Adeline Genée and Édouard Espinosa. It was originally known as the Association of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain and its aim was to monitor standards of classical ballet training. In 1936 it was granted its royal charter, becoming the Royal Academy of Dancing, and it developed into the world's largest examining and training body, holding examinations for all standards of ballet throughout the world. It began running a teacher-training course in 1947 and since 1954 it has also presented the annual Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award for services to British ballet, with recipients including de Valois, Karsavina, Rambert, Dolin, Helpmann, van Praagh, Haskell, and Grey. Its first president was Genée, who was succeeded by Fonteyn (from 1954) and Antoinette Sibley (from 1991). In 1993 it forged an academic partnership with Durham University and in 1997 it was amalgamated with the Benesh Institute, allowing it to offer a wide range of diplomas and degree courses for notators and teachers.

http://www.rad.org.uk Website for the Royal Academy of Dance

Subjects: Dance.

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