Janet Smith MBE
Principal & Artistic Director

Darren Carr

Darren Carr
Director of Studies

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Ruth Manning
Director of Finance & Resources

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Sarah Johnson
Clerk to Governors

Clive Macdonald
Chair of the Governors



Head of Performance & Lecturer
Francesca McCarthy

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Head of Creative & Contextual Studies & Lecturer
James Else

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FCCD Programme Coordinator & Lecturer in Performance
Shirley Jacobs

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PAS & Careers Coordinator, Lecturer in Contemporary Dance
Tiia Ourila

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Lecturer in Ballet
Eric Assandri

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Lecturer in Ballet
Hana Goseling

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Lecturer in Ballet
Nathalie Leger

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Lecturer in Contemporary Dance
Deborah Ford

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Lecturer in Contemporary Dance
Matthew Slater

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Lecturer in Creative & Contextual Studies
Anna Williams

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Lecturer in Creative & Contextual Studies
Susanne Thomas

Lecturer in Creative & Contextual Studies
Clive Wilkinson

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Matthew Robinson

Verve Artistic Director and Programme Leader
Matthew Robinson

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Lecturer in Technique and Performance Practice (Contemporary)
Phil Sanger

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Jane McKernan

Lecturer in Creative and Contextual Studies
Jane McKernan

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Fabiano Culora

Lecturer in Performance and Bodywork Supervisor
Fabiano Culora

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Tracy Witney
Head of Learning & Participation

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Rose Chadwick
Centre for Advanced Training Programme Leader

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Tom Bowes
Learning & Participation Coordinator

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Hannah Perry
Head of Academic Registry

Sarah McKenzie
Head of Academic Registry and Student Support Services

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Kate Kramers
Admissions Manager & English Language Support

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Emily Reynard
Student Services Assistant

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Amy-Lauren Bissell
Academic Administrator

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Georgia Cooper
Health & Wellbeing Coordinator



Geraldine McDowall
PA to Principal/HR Officer

Alice Clayden

Alice Clayden
Receptionist



Mark Clough
Facilities Officer

Mick Bagnall
Caretaker

Shaun Yeardley

Shaun Yeardley
Caretaker

Levi Gatewood
Security



Paul Watson
Finance Manager

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Nicola Falkingham
Finance Assistant



Samantha King
Librarian, CDD Library Advisor & OpenAthens Coordinator

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Neil Hardy
Library & Digital Assistant

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Tom McGinn
Marketing & Development Officer



Janet Smith MBE
Artistic Direction & Programming

Mark Baker
Theatre & Production Manager

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Kirk Worley
Programming, Events & Front of House Manager