GCSE Dance Faculty
All dance subjects are taught by our highly qualified and experienced teachers.
Gillian Lenton – Head of Dance Studies, GCSE and GCE A2 Tutor
Gillian has run the GCSE and A Level Dance courses at the RAD for over 15 years. She holds an MA from the University of Surrey and a BA(Hons) and PGCE from Crewe Alsager College of Higher Education. Gillian is a freelance teacher for the National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD) and other dance organisations, regularly teaching around the UK and delivering CPD nationally on Key stage 3, GCSE and A Level.
She has contributed to a number of education publications and in addition to her teaching work with us, Gillian teaches Key stage 3 and 4, AS and A Level Dance and A Level Theatre Studies at Weald of Kent Grammar School.
Janine Strueli – GCE AS Dance Tutor
Janine graduated from the BA(Hons) Art and Teaching of Ballet with our Faculty of Education. She went on to study at LABAN and subsequently danced, choreographed and taught company class for various independent dance companies in the UK and Europe.
Following a successful freelance career, she completed a PGCE gaining her Qualified Teacher Status and since then she has been teaching dance across a range of curricula, including BTEC, GCSE and A Level Dance, with us and elsewhere. Since 2004, Janine has been tutoring on our BA(Hons) Dance Education as well as the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies courses. In 2011 she graduated with a Masters in Teaching Dance with a distinction.
Katie Pipkin – GCE A2 Theory Tutor
Katie recently graduated from the RAD BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and is very passionate about ballet, tap, modern and contemporary dance. Katie attended her local dance school, North Cheam Academy of Dance where she was given many performance opportunities and found her passion for teaching. This then led to Katie attending the RAD as a student herself completing the A-Level Dance programme and attending weekly ballet classes.
Katie is a freelance ballet, tap and jazz dance teacher working in schools across Surrey and South London. She is very excited to be working at the RAD as a teacher and is looking at expanding her interest in choreography.