Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Elaine Smith, Adjudicator: Music

Elaine studied piano and flute as joint first studies at the London College of Music where she won the Westminster Prize and... Find out more

Caroline Diffley, Adjudicator: Music

Caroline studied at the Royal College of Music and spent a term at the Academia Chigiana in Siena. Her first teaching post... Find out more

Mia Ball, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Mia has been involved with drama since the age of nine. She studied for her LGSM while reading for an Honours degree in... Find out more

Allison Walker-Morecroft, Adjudicator: Music

Allison has had much experience with all aspects of music-making and her support for festival work has resulted in a great... Find out more

Richard Deering, Adjudicator: Music

Richard has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for well over 30 years,... Find out more

Danielle Drayton, Adjudicator: Dance

Danielle trained at The Sandra Needham School of Dance and went on to study and graduate from Leeds Dance College gaining a... Find out more

Kenneth Roberts, Adjudicator: Music

Kenneth works as Musical Director for numerous companies at home and abroad. He has played and conducted at many prestigious... Find out more

Ian Hytch, Adjudicator: Music

Ian has spent his life in music education, performance and adjudication. His experience embraces teaching from primary... Find out more

Chris Hocking, Adjudicator: Dance

Chris is Principal of ArtsEd, Chair of All England Dance and recently appointed Chair of the ISTD.
He trained in... Find out more

Sylvia Lorden, Adjudicator: Dance

Having trained in Dance, she became very interested in Speech and Drama through encouragement from Rugby High School. She... Find out more

Melanie Ragge, Adjudicator: Music

Melanie’s musical passions lie in chamber music and education. Originally a medical student, she graduated with an MPhil in... Find out more

Sally Lane, Adjudicator: Music

Sally studied at the Royal College with Edward Walker (Flute) and John Dyer (Viola). Her first professional experience was... Find out more

David Fonville, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

David trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trent Park College and has taught, examined and adjudicated... Find out more

Jacqueline Storey, Festival: Dance

Jacquie started dancing in her home town of Brighton before training at the Arts Educational School in London with Dame... Find out more

Tish Nicoll, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Tish is a Licentiate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has a wide range of... Find out more

Jenny Thornton, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Jenny trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining awards for Character Acting and Most Promising Teacher.... Find out more

Ivan Scott, Adjudicator: Music

Ivan's training included guitar performing with Oliver Hunt, Professor of Guitar at the London College of Music and... Find out more

Steven Roberts, Adjudicator: Music

Steven has been a music adjudicator since 2001; has sat on the Adjudicators Council and in 2020 was re-elected for his third... Find out more

Barbara Sharples, Adjudicator: Dance

Barbara has covered all aspects of Festival work as a competitor, teacher and adjudicator for The British and International... Find out more

Jena Pang, Adjudicator: Music

Jena Chun-Wah Pang is based in the United Kingdom and has an international reputation for teaching and judging competitions... Find out more

Karen Collings, Festival: Dance

Karen trained at London College of Dance and Drama, and on graduating taught and choreographed at home and abroad, both... Find out more

Christopher Daly, Adjudicator: Music

Christopher began playing the guitar at the age of seventeen, having been inspired by a recital by the great Spanish... Find out more

Michael Young, Adjudicator: Music

Michael studied piano with Lilian Niblette and David Parkhouse, and composition with Charles Hutchings, reading music at... Find out more

JACQUELINE EDWARDS, Adjudicator: Music

A descendant of Dame Clara Butt, Jacqueline studied at the RCM and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She has performed extensively in... Find out more

Kelly Hopkins, Adjudicator: Dance

Kelly began her training with Susan Amos, later attending The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Kelly... Find out more