Sarah has been involved and employed in the professional performing arts educational training industry for over 30 years and during much of this time worked as an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance. Sarah has not only run her own business in dance tuition but also held the positions of teacher, Head of Dance and Deputy Principal in a leading (government funded) vocational training establishment. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Professional Education (Distinction) and a Certificate in Education together with Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance qualifications. Sarah is a highly motivated, dynamic and resourceful senior manager with a proven record of developing quality assured training programmes within the field of professional performing arts (dance and musical theatre). Sarah is also recognised for her pastoral care skills, ensuring the welfare and safety of learners, supporting staff and other professionals, providing advice and guidance in relation to vocational arts education and supporting the good order and wider needs of the learning community. Sarah currently holds the position of CEO / Artistic Director at the Academy of Professional Physical Arts - Northern Ireland where she is developing training schemes for combined and integrated physical arts tuition. Sarah is honoured and delighted to accept the position of patron to The London Ballet Company.