Principal Christina Stevenson F.B.A.T.D. Reg.R.A.D
Miss Stevenson has been the Principal at the Scott Stevenson School for over 37 years. She is a fellow of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, being awarded Life Membership, and a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
Miss Stevenson’s early training came under Sandra and Patricia Parker and Aida Sutton in Doncaster and also included intensive classical ballet training with Louise Browne at the Royal Academy of Dance York Scholarship culminating in performances with the Royal Ballet Company in York. Miss Stevenson was a professional dancer from 1970-1974 before undertaking further training to become a full time dance teacher between 1974-1976.
Miss Stevenson acted as choreographer for many local amateur operatic groups in Doncaster between 1976-1980. She is a former member of the Royal Academy of Dance Regional Panel and a former Treasurer for the Yorkshire Youth Dance Theatre. Miss Stevenson also acted as a delegate for the Council of Dance Education and Training and was the first ever North of England Chairperson for the Royal Academy of Dance. Within the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Miss Stevenson is a former member of the Executive Council and still works as a festival adjudicator.
Since taking over the school, Miss Stevenson has trained pupils in her method of placing a high premium upon technique and in striving to maintain beautifully held and elegant classical posture. She has been involved in the ongoing training of both children and teachers for festivals, charity shows, scholarships, championships, entrance auditions and examinations in dance for over 37 years.
Co-Principal Christine Grace Fellow and examiner B.A.T.D
Miss Grace trained at the Scott Stevenson School of Dance under Christina Stevenson from the age of four. She herself is a former championship winner in both ballet and tap and was the winner of the prestigious Miss Dance of Great Britain in 1984. Her training in Doncaster lead to Miss Grace dancing professionally both in the UK and abroad.
Miss Grace is a fellow of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and in 1991 became the youngest ever member to be nominated and accepted as an examiner within the association. She was a member of the Stage and Ballet Committee from 1996 to 2004 and has since rejoined the committee from 2010 to present. Miss Grace is also an extremely sought after festival adjudicator and lecturer who has lectured all over the world including Canada, where she will return to in October 2013 to present the new B.A.T.D Intermediate Modern syllabus and the new Pre-Primary/Primary Ballet syllabi. She continues to lecture in all genres on behalf of many of the leadings associations, taking numerous scholarship classes and refresher courses for teachers.
Miss Grace continues to work as a busy examiner, lecturer and adjudicator alongside running the Scott Stevenson School where she has most recently produced and directed our fabulous show ‘Footloose’ 2012 at the Doncaster Civic Theatre and where she continues to produce inventive, effective and stylized choreography which has lead to many of the schools’ recent successes.
Lauren Calderbank F.B.A.T.D
Lauren has trained with the Scott Stevenson School all of her life achieving examinations in both the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dance including the vocational examinations. A former bursary, scholarship and championship winner at regional and local level Lauren has represented both the school and the B.A.T.D on numerous occasions. She currently holds associates in modern and ballet as well as memberships in modern, ballet, jazz and stage. In December 2012 Lauren became the first person to take the new B.A.T.D fellowship examination in modern achieving her fellow. She teaches the R.A.D grades from Intermediate Foundation upwards as well as the B.A.T.D ballet, tap and modern grades from grade 2 up. Lauren is now also an examiner for the BATD. Lauren has been excelling in choreography; providing pieces for both our own pupils who take part in festivals as well for other dance schools across the Yorkshire region. She also works as a free lance teacher and busy lecturer and festival/championship adjudicator with an ambition to examine.
Sarah Wilburn M.B.A.T.D
Miss Sarah began her training at the Scott Stevenson School at a young age achieving examinations within the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dance. Following her training at our school she moved onto complete a professional contract as the assistant dance captain for Park Resorts. She returned to the school in order to achieve her teaching qualifications and now holds both associate and membership in modern dance as well as membership freestyle. Sarah teaches the beginners and younger classes at Scott Stevensons as well as the Royal Academy of Dance grades at all levels. She also runs the Wheatley branch of our school alongside Miss Charlotte teaching beginners and street dance.
Charlotte Stacey R.A.D Registered teacher/M.B.A.T.D
Charlotte has trained here at the Scott Stevenson School since the age of two and is both a former championship winner at regional and local level and a bursary winner. She has been trained in both the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dance, including vocational examinations. She has achieved her teaching examinations within the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, holding associate in modern dance and a membership in freestyle. She runs the Wheatley branch of the school, alongside Miss Sarah teaching beginners and street dance. Charlotte has just graduated from Royal Academy of Dance, London with a fantastic 2;1 in dance education. She has ambitions to perform professionally following the completion of her studies and would also like to adjudicate, examine and lecture after fulfilling her performing ambitions.