ISTD announces new Artistic Director
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) recently announced the appointment of an Artistic Director to lead the Society’s artistic vision and future development.
ISTD Chief Executive Officer Hassan Khan commented, “The ISTD is delighted to announce the appointment of Ginny Brown to the post of Artistic Director. Ginny was formerly the Society’s Head of Education and Training and brings to this position a wealth of experience in dance education spanning the private, vocational, professional and funded dance sectors.”
Khan continued, “As Artistic Director, Ginny Brown will guide the ISTD’s future development as a leader in dance education and training. In particular, supporting the Society’s 11 Faculties to ensure effective future syllabus development and building national and international creative and business partnerships.”
The ISTD is a highly respected examination board that conducts over 250,000 dance examinations annually. The ISTD has provided training for dance teachers since 1904.
ISTD Chair Sue Passmore stated, “Since joining the ISTD, Ginny Brown has been responsible for initiating the Theatre Bursary Awards, to celebrate and support talented young ISTD dancers, and a promotional scheme to recognise the professional standards of ISTD members. She has also undertaken a review of the ISTD’s teaching qualifications, to ensure they remain abreast of industry standards.”
Speaking to Brown’s character, Passmore added, “In a voluntary capacity, Ginny is a member of the One Dance UK Children and Young People’s Expert Panel and previously served as Vice-Chair of the National Dance Teachers Association.”
The ISTD is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards. With more than 7,000 members in over 60 countries, the ISTD provides a range of syllabi, courses and events across the globe. For more information on the ISTD or Ginny Brown, visit www.istd.org.