Episode 6: Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel
Broadcast date: 17 November 2022
Why Dance Matters has benefited hugely from encouragement and inspiration from Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel in the Faculty of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance, so it’s high time she was a guest. Born in Malta, Kathrina has been with the Faculty since 2005, and her books include Princess Poutiatine and the Art of Ballet in Malta and co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet, a brilliant survey of choreographers shaping the art of ballet. Dance education isn’t just a job to Kathrina, it’s a passion: how did she discover that this was where she wanted to spend her working life?
Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel
Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel is Head of Research and Lead Academic Integrity Officer at the RAD’s Faculty of Education. A graduate of the RAD, the Universities of Durham and Surrey, and London Metropolitan University, she took up the position of Lecturer in Dance Studies at the Faculty of Education in 2005 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014. She is editor of Focus on Education, has authored a book on the legacy of Princess Nathalie Poutiatine, and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet. She also set up and managed the dance company, three-fortyone dances, from 2003–07, and coaches gifted and talented students in a local ballet school in Surrey.
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