7 June 2021 09:43

Congratulations to 2021 Faculty of Education Award Recipients

The Faculty of Education is delighted to announce the 2021 recipients of the Iris Truscott Scholarships as Grace Marett (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance) and Lauren Hustler (BA Hons Dance Education).

Lauren Hustler and Grace Marett.

As an esteemed teacher and examiner for the RAD, Iris Truscott FRAD demonstrated unwavering support for the next generation of dance teachers.  In recognition of Truscott’s legacy, the Iris Truscott Trust provides scholarships in the form of tuition fee support to nominated Faculty of Education students who have demonstrated commitment to their continued professional development as dance teachers.

On being awarded the scholarship Grace commented “The Iris Truscott Scholarship has been a huge encouragement in preparation for completing my final year of LRAD, a programme which has helped me to become an enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable ballet teacher. I believe the LRAD will provide me with the skillset to unlock potential in my students, in terms of my subject-specific development and my overall enthusiasm for ballet and will allow me to become the best ballet teacher I am capable of being.”

In receiving the scholarship, Lauren said “I was truly humbled to know that I had been nominated for this prestigious scholarship which enables dance teachers to hone, refine and develop their understanding and knowledge pertaining to pedagogical practices. I place great importance upon academic studies, so to be awarded this scholarship was validation that I had selected the right degree programme to further pursue my interest in continuing professional development within the dance education sphere.”

Grace Marett is also the 2021 recipient of the Rachel Cameron Prize for the Karsavina Heritage Award. This year, the prize was a copy of Classical Ballet, the Flow of Movement) signed by Karsavina herself.

Virginia Parkinson, Karsavina Heritage Award tutor, writes “I am delighted that Grace has been awarded the Rachel Cameron Prize for 2021. Her progress in relation to the understanding of qualities, style, musicality and historical aspects of the Syllabus was exemplary. Grace has also demonstrated a consistent interest in all aspects of the Syllabus, particularly the historical and stylistic dimensions.”

Congratulations Lauren and Grace!

Find out more about our BA (Hons) in Dance Education and the Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Dance.