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Our 2023 Adjudicator will be

Jill Redford


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Cert Ed (Post Compulsory), Certificate in Dance Education. Ass. Board Speech and Drama.

Jill was Arts Awards Ballet champion at the age of twelve and then went on to train Bird College of Performing Arts, gaining her teaching qualifications including Advanced R.A.D. She was lucky to have an all round training in dance/singing and acting. Jill also studied at the Place with Matt Mattox.

After a professional career on stage and TV in the UK and abroad working in the theatre with such stars as Peter Butterworth, Bernie Clifton, John Hanson and Lenny Henry Jill decided to teach, owning her own school in Sussex. After her first son was born she handed her school on.

Jill now works as a freelance teacher/choreographer/ adjudicator/performer.
Recently Jill played the ballet mistress in a TV pilot ‘Anything you can do’ where she had to teach street and hip hop dancers to perform her choreography in a classical ballet piece.

Miss Redford is an Equity member, an examiner for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and adjudicator for the British Federation of Festivals, which includes being a member of the All England panel of adjudicators. Many of Miss Redford's ex pupils are now studying at Theatre Colleges or are working in the business.

In 2021 Jill was honoured to receive a fellowship award from the British and International Federation of Festivals.

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