Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Susan Taylor, Adjudicator: Dance

Susan has completed all of her ISTD dance training with Judith Hockaday in Swindon and holds Fellowship status. She is also... Find out more

Nadia Hinson, Adjudicator: Music

Nadia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music after having studied the violin with Manoug Parikian and the piano with Jean... Find out more

FIONA MCLEAN-BUECHEL, Adjudicator: Music

Fiona is Lead Tutor for Strings at Trinity Laban Junior Conservatoire, a Lecturer for Royal Conservatoire Scotland Dumfries... Find out more

Norma Redfearn, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Norma trained at the Northern College of Speech and Drama and researched at Leicester University. She has performed... Find out more

Ellen Weeks, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Coming from an Isle of Wight family that can trace its roots back to 1563, Ellen is deeply committed to her local community... 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

Aideen Crowley-Dynan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Aideen has been a performer in speech, drama, music and dance from a very early age and her love of these was nurtured... 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

Carol Schroder, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Working in the professional theatre, television and cabaret, Carol produced her own one woman show. She teaches presentation... Find out more

Priscilla Morris, Adjudicator: 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

Kathryn Page, Adjudicator: Music

Kathryn studied at the Royal College of Music and went to Canada on a Menuhin Scholarship. She has given over 20 recitals at... Find out more

Barbara Lowe, Festival: Music

Barbara is an experienced professional singer in all aspects of the vocal repertoire; and is a choral conductor and vocal... 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

Michelle Shore, Festival: Dance
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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

Luan Shaw, Adjudicator: Music

Luan Shaw

Luan has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals since 2001.... Find out more

John Foster, Adjudicator: Music

John studied piano with Kendall Taylor and Dennis Matthews (masterclasses). He has worked extensively as accompanist for... 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

David Hoult, Adjudicator: Music

Professor David Hoult has been an adjudicator member of the Federation for over forty years. He studied at Manchester... Find out more

Yasmin Taylor, Adjudicator: Dance

Yasmin trained at the Royal Ballet School, graduating with a special prize from Dame Ninette de Valois, and went on to study... Find out more

Jacqueline Storey, Festival: Dance

Jacquie Storey is a performer and choreographer.

Currently Jacquie is Artistic Advisor of Dance World Cup UK,... Find out more

Helen Deakin, Adjudicator: Music

Helen studied piano and clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, taking both instruments as joint first study. She has... Find out more

Jane Wilkinson, Adjudicator: Music

Jane trained as a soprano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and then at the Royal College of Music where she... 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

Joanne Fletcher, Adjudicator: Dance

Joanne trained at her mothers’ school, De Haviland Dance Studios, Hastings, and then opened her own school Rye Dance Centre... Find out more