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Director of Dance

Vivienne Saxton

Since graduating from the Royal Ballet School Teachers’ Training Course, Vivienne has run her own school and has worked at the Bush Davies Schools, the Royal Ballet School, Stella Mann College and Bird College. She holds an MA in Ballet Studies from the University of Surrey, Roehampton and has taught and lectured worldwide.

Vivienne is currently Director of Dance at MPAA, formerly Margaret Howard Theatre College, and the ISTD Coordinator at Bird College. She is involved in the development of the teacher training qualifications at the ISTD and is on the Panel that devised the Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy.
Vivienne is a Fellow and Lead Examiner for the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty, responsible for examiner training and standardisation at all levels, as well as an Examiner for the National Dance Faculty. She was Chair of the Imperial Ballet Faculty from 2010 until 2019, also serving as Vice-Chair of the ISTD Theatre Faculty Board and as a member of Council.