Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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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

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

George Logan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Born in Northern Ireland, George became an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in... 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

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

Laura Symonds, Adjudicator: Dance

Laura trained at the Royal Ballet School and Arts Educational School, London, going on to play a range of principal roles in... Find out more

Oliver Gibson, Festival: Dance
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Jonathan Owen, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Jonathan trained as a Drama & Music teacher at St. Peter’s College, Birmingham University’s Faculty of Education. He... Find out more

Julie McLoughlin, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Julie trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, worked in the professional theatre and has full Equity membership... Find out more

Alan MacLean, Adjudicator: Music

After graduating with distinction from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Alan continued his studies with internationally... 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

Amanda Skevington, Adjudicator: Dance

Amanda has been teaching dance for over twenty-five years in all theatrical styles and is a member of the IDTA and ISTD. She... Find out more

Melanie Spanswick, Adjudicator: Music

Melanie is a British pianist, writer, teacher, composer and adjudicator, who has authored best-selling books on many aspects... Find out more

Anthony Williams, Adjudicator: Music

Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner and moderator, and festival adjudicator, Anthony studied at the Royal... Find out more

Christine Barron, Adjudicator: Music

Christine was born and educated in Birmingham. She started her musical career as a freelance percussionist which included... Find out more

Susan Maguire, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Susan is a graduate of Dublin City University, and has a Post-Graduate Higher Diploma in Education, & a Licentiate... Find out more

Andrew Padmore, Adjudicator: Music

Andrew studied with Sidney Harrison, Christopher Robinson, Sir Adrian Boult. He has been Head of Music in a large Grammar... Find out more

Vivien Pike, Adjudicator: Music

Educated at Sheffield University and the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied singing, piano, and violin,... Find out more

Roy Robinson, Adjudicator: Music

Viola player, pianist, ABRSM international grade, diploma and jazz examiner and viola consultant, adjudicator, workshop/... 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

David Beer, Adjudicator: Music

David is a professional conductor and pianist. He taught music in schools, before embarking on a full-time career as a... Find out more

Malcolm Green, Adjudicator: Music

Malcolm studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won many prizes as well as a First Class degree and 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

Eleanor McLeod, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Eleanor comes from Swansea in Wales, where she first gained a love of the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations,... Find out more

Kate Martin, Adjudicator: Dance

Kate was Janet Palmer’s first pupil and trained with her, and at Mayhew School, Northampton in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern,... Find out more