RAD Teacher Awards 2024

Nominations for The RAD Awards 2024 have now closed. Nominations for 2025 will open September 2024.

The RAD Teacher Awards honour the contribution and commitment to dance teaching made by RAD teachers around the world.

For the purpose of these Awards, the term ‘RAD teacher’ refers to those who are actively teaching, and includes RAD Registered Teachers, Life Registered Teachers and Silver Swans Licensees. It does not refer to the following categories: RAD Teacher (Inactive), Life Teacher, Life RAD Member Plus, RAD Member Plus, RAD Member or FoE Student Member.

When completing the nomination form, nominators should refer to the nomination guidelines and criteria for each category. Nominations will be judged on how each of the criterion is evidenced in the supporting statement. Nominations may be made for the same RAD Registered Teacher or Silver Swans Licensee across multiple categories. Nominations close 31 December 2023 at Midnight GMT.

The RAD Teacher Awards are generously supported by Gallagher.



And the nominees are…

We received an incredible 312 nominations for the RAD Awards and can now reveal the shortlisted nominees for the four RAD Teacher Award categories for 2024. The winners will be announced at Members’ Day 2024.

Congratulations and the best of luck to all!

Dance for Wellbeing Award

This award acknowledges an RAD teacher whose efforts have brought about a profound and positive change in the overall wellbeing of individuals through dance.


  • Angela Kirkham

  • Rebecca Yates

  • Jan Kilpatrick (Thompson)

  • Laucinda Roberts

Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award is given to an RAD teacher who has demonstrated a remarkable dedication to promoting and fostering an inclusive dance community, and who has actively worked to eliminate barriers, embrace diversity and create a welcoming environment for all individuals.


  • Natalie Pearl

  • Renata Bonasera

  • Lauren Hustler

  • Marta Comas Utiel

Community Engagement Dance Teacher Award

This award celebrates an RAD teacher who has engaged with and enriched their local communities through dance-related activities. It acknowledges their exceptional contributions in using dance as a tool for social interaction, empowerment and positive change within the community.


  • Natalie Hall

  • Marlena Marshall Abaza

  • Vivienne Kibble

  • Liz Wood

Innovation in Dance Award

This award recognises an RAD teacher who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and forward thinking in their teaching methods, choreography, or contributions to the dance industry.


  • Samantha Jennings

  • Mariah-Jane Thies

  • Rosalina Esther Tampubolon

  • Johanna Hadley

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance (FRAD)

An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Dance is the highest award that the RAD gives to its teaching members.