Founders
Edouard Espinosa & Eve Kelland

Founder President
Dame Ninette De Valois OM, CH, DBE


President
Dame Beryl Grey, CH, DBE

Vice President 
Sir David Bintley, CBE


Patrons
Agnes Oaks CBE
Bonnie Langford
Brandon Lawrence (former bbodance Scholar)
Brenda Last OBE
Craig Revel Horwood
Doreen Wells, Marchioness of Londonderry
Gillian Revie (bbodance Australasia)
Mark Baldwin OBE
Martin James (bbodance Australasia)
Robert Parker
Tandy Muir-Warden
Thomas Edur CBE
Wayne Sleep OBE
Wendy Ellis Somes


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Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand & Singapore
Elizabeth Derby


United Kingdom

East Anglia & East Midlands
Penny Cooke

London & South East
Irene Axon

Midlands
Paulette Turner

North East
Emma Ellam

North West
Sharman Robinson

Scotland 
Leanne Macveigh & Fiona Forbes

South West
Sarah-Anne Westcott

Wales
Sharon Higgins BEM


All other locations
Julie Bowers


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Senior Examiners 

Deborah Clark Fbbodance
Irene Axon Fbbodance
Jackie Shewell-Thomas Fbbodance
Marti Kane Fbbodance
Pamela Darlington
Paulette Turner Fbbodance
Penny Cooke
Sarah-Anne Westcott
Sharman Robinson
Sheila Cross
Susan Tomlins


Examiners 

Australasia

Beryl Collins
Brigette Kay
Donna Mellis
Elizabeth Derby 
Jill Ranger
Joanne Stevens
Katie Schless
Lisa Wilson
Lisa-Maree Barnes
Lisa-Maree Derby
Lisa Marie Fernance
Lorraine Payten
Rebecca Davies
Sara Anderson


UK

Alison Moore
Anna Mendelssohn
Aveine Grey
Beverley Warman-Johnston
Elizabeth Gibbs
Emma Ellam
Garry Clarke
Jeanette Corbishley
Jemma MacDonald
Jenny Challis
Karen Read
Kathryn Ford
Kemal Kuguloglu
Kym Walton
Laura Carnaby
Lisa Sabatini
Lorraine Hall
Amy Harvey
Louise Hawkes 
Martine Lawrence
Nicola Stephenson
Sara Horner
Sharon Higgins BEM
Sophia Stubbs La-Rosa


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Executive Chairman 
Nicholas Espinosa

Chief Executive Officers
Julie Bowers & Fiona Knower

Head of Finance
Justyna Nascimento

Examinations & Syllabi Development Manager
Vicki Smith

Teaching Qualifications Manager
Shelly Saint Smith

Office Manager
Sandra Tuli

Teaching Qualifications & Student Course Coordinator
Courtney Goldsmith

Events & Membership Coordinator
Alex McCormick

Arts Administrator
Lucy Jennings

Reception & Office Assistant
Eszter Szalma

Reception
Kareesan Sivabalan

External Examiner
Dr Nathan James

Regulatory and Quality Assurance Adviser
Libby Costello

Bookkeeper
Alan Wakefield

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bbodance
 is an international dance awarding organisation previously known as the British Ballet Organization (BBO). This year we celebrate our 91st anniversary.

We believe dance creates a supportive and friendly environment that can change lives. 

We provide syllabi, examinations, teacher training, and inspiring events. For free online access to all our educational resources, become a teaching member today.