Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Craig Bartley, Adjudicator: Dance

Craig has recently returned from starring on Broadway as lead vocalist and show host/compare in 'SMILE' at the... Find out more

Priscilla Morris, Board of Trustees: Speech and Drama

Priscilla was a member of the National Youth Theatre before training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London... Find out more

Karen Blackburn, Adjudicator: Dance

Karen received her formative training with Phyllis & Hilda Skinns Ballet School (Hull), where she also studied Classical... Find out more

Patricia Mulligan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Patricia has been involved in the festival movement from an early age, performing in festivals and feiseanna all over... Find out more

Philip Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

Philip Dewhurst BA Hons PGCE FISM

Philip Dewhurst was born and educated in Bolton, Lancashire. He read music at the... 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

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

Denise Skinner, Adjudicator: Dance

Denise trained at the Hylton Bromley Theatre School, studying all dance genres, drama and singing. After performance work,... Find out more

Keith Allen, Adjudicator: Music

Keith was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham,... Find out more

Christina Thomson, Adjudicator: Music

Christina studied horn, piano, and singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

A career in Bavaria followed, playing and... Find out more

Paul Bench, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Paul studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and... Find out more

Jayne Cooper, Adjudicator: Dance

I trained at Elmhurst and the Royal Ballet School TTC, after which I performed professionally in musical theatre and cabaret... Find out more

Murray McLachlan, Adjudicator: Music

Murray McLachlan has been adjudicating for nearly 30 years and is based in Manchester. He is chair of the European Piano... Find out more

Jill Redford, Adjudicator: Dance

Jill was Arts Awards Ballet champion at the age of twelve and went on to train at the Bird College of Performing Arts,... Find out more

Kay Tucker, Adjudicator: Music

Kay was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and began studies on the cello at the age of 12, continuing studies at the Guildhall... Find out more

Jane Lister, Adjudicator: Music

Jane has considerable experience as a teacher and adjudicator, teaching at Westminster School,Westminster Abbey Choir School... Find out more

Oliver Gledhill, Adjudicator: Music

Oliver Gledhill was a Foundation Scholar at University College School and an Entrance Scholar at the Guildhall School of... Find out more

Samantha Tucker, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Samantha’s love of performing started at the age of four, taking part in both amateur and professional productions and she... 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

Anne Marshall, Adjudicator: Music

Anne grew up in a musical family on the Isle of Wight, conducting her first choir at 14 and taking part annually in the Isle... Find out more

Claire Jennings, Adjudicator: Dance

Claire trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, and her performance experience includes cabaret, modelling, television ,... Find out more

Tanya Allen, Adjudicator: Dance

Tanya trained in the Reading area until the age of 17, making several appearances on TV and in pantomimes. She then went to... Find out more

Carrie Ellis, Adjudicator: Dance

BA (Hons.) FIDTA (DIS.) LIDTA, Cert Ed, Dip Arts Ed, SAC Dip, All England, Federation TDCI and Miss Dance championship... 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

Susan Latham, Adjudicator: Dance

Sue trained with the late Madame Helena Lehmiski and after completing a teacher training course, taught at the Birmingham... Find out more