Canterbury Dance Festival

Canterbury Dance Festival

ADJUDICATOR'S CV

KAREN.L.COLLINGS
BA(Hons), FISTD, Dip LCDD, RAD(RTS), AUKA.

Karen trained at London College of Dance and Drama, and then spent 16 years building a successful school in Devon, teaching the ISTD, RAD, IDTA and UKA syllabi in 8 dance genres.

Karen is a committee member and senior examiner for the Classical Greek Dance Faculty of the ISTD. She studied Greek dance as a child, and still really values it as an important part of today's dance training. She has helped to produce examination syllabi and DVD's for the Classical Greek Faculty's examinations and training.

Karen also examines for the Modern Theatre and Tap Faculties of the ISTD, and has taught and examined extensively abroad. Having worked in schools, she has taught and examined GCSE, A level and Btec Dance, Music and Performing Arts, and has worked with teachers and students, as she heads the teachers training course at one of the ISTD centres in Devon. Where festivals and competitions are concerned Karen has been involved in all disciplines, as a performer, teacher and organiser. Many of her pupils have gone on to work and perform professionally in the theatre and to teach in the UK and all over the world.

Karen is an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance.

I would like to wish all performers a Happy