If you are willing to contribute to this working group, please let us know

Peter Flew, Chair

Associate Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Education, University of Roehampton

Trustee, Royal Academy of Dance

Fiona Becker

Safeguarding Consultant

Helen Bushell-Thornalley

Bishop Grossteste University

Mags Byrne

DU Dance (NI)

Nicola Carmichael Phillips

Carmichael School of Dance and Theatre Arts

Ansell Chezan

Executive committee member of UKA Dance

Ann Marie Christian

International Safeguarding Consultant

Tony Clipstone

Director of the English Amateur Dancesport Association (EADA)

Penny Cotton

Head of Membership, Royal Academy of Dance

Sarah Dickinson

Head of Ballet, Northern Ballet School

Nicky Ellis

Osteopath, dance teacher and choreographer

Gill Docherty

Educational psychologist and researcher of adult ballet & wellbeing

Pat Fortin

Safeguarding Officer of the English Amateur Dancesport Association (EADA)

Jacqueline Harper


Lisa Harrison-Jones


Pagan Hunt

Freelance dancer

Mike Hawkins


Former Principle Officer in the UK’s National Crime Agency.

Conference key note speaker on safeguarding and working with young people.

Shelley Isaac-Clarke

Principal of ICA Dance Wales

Jacquie Kirk

PAA Syllabus Consultant & Senior Examiner RSL Awards Ltd

Imogen Knight

Founder, Colours of Dance

Trustee, Royal Academy of Dance

Carolyn Lappin

Executive Director, YDance

Linda Lear

Safeguarding Lead, All England Dance

Rachel Meech


Professor Adam Ockelford

Professor of Music, University of Roehampton

Founder and Trustee of The Amber Trust

One Dance UK - Sector support organisation

Victoria Race

Safeguarding Consultant for the IDTA

Lorraine Razzell

Principal, The Dance Barn

Jo Scanlan

Head of Dance, Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts

James Stockdale

Director of Examinations and Senior Safeguarding Officer, RAD

Alison Stuart

Psychologist and former professional dancer and ballet teacher

Dr Denise Sweeney

University of Nottingham

Amanda Thompson

Primary school teacher and former professional dancer

If you are willing to contribute to this working group, please let us know