Dance Dialogues: A Podcast

Dance Education with Jessica Wheeler

Episode Summary

Jessica Wheeler, principal of Elmhurst Ballet School, on the dance professionals of the future.

Episode Notes

Jessica Wheeler is the principal of Elmhurst Ballet School, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Elmhurst Ballet School is a world-renowned centre of excellence and prepares talented young dancers aged between 11 and 19 to become the thinking dance professionals of the future. September 2020 marks Jessica's tenth year at Elmhurst where as Principal she continues to chair the Department for Education Music and Dance Schools' head teachers group who meet to share best practise, ideas of funding and advocacy to ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to dance and music education across the UK.

Rachel Elderkin is a freelance dancer and dance writer based in London. Her dance writing can be also be read in the Stage,, Exeunt and British Theatre Guide. She is a member of the UK's Critics' Circle, and has written for The Skinny (Scotland) and LeftLion (Nottingham) where she was Arts Editor.

Host: Rachel Elderkin
Guest: Jessica Wheeler
Production: George Bushaway
Produced for Fjord Review