Academic Staff

Gwen Goodman BA (Hons), MA, PGCE  Academic Studies Tutor

Gwen trained initially in ballet in Edinburgh and at The Rambert School. She went on to study at Laban, graduating with a first class honours degree in Dance Studies. She danced, taught and choreographed professionally with Springs Dance Company. Later, Gwen returned to dance studies, obtaining an MA from Edinburgh University. This led to teaching about dance in relation to history and culture at undergraduate level at Edinburgh’s Telford College and De Montfort University. She has also taught Labanotation at Laban.  

Anthony Pappano BA Hons, Mphil PGCE  Academic Studies Tutor

Anthony studied piano and voice at Trinity College of Music. After his training at Trinity he became involved in many recording projects, producing, composing and working as a session musician in the club/dance/jazz music scene. One of the most successful projects was on the first two albums produced the UK group 'Down To The bone', that had success in the UK and also in the USA. Alongside this, Anthony continued to develop as a pianist, accompanist and in teaching, and became the organist at St. Peter's Church in Holborn, London.   Read moreIn 2000, he returned to higher education and was later awarded an MPhil from Brunel University in solo jazz piano. He became a member of staff at Bird College in 2002, and accompanies classes for ballet, tap and singing, and also teaches music theory. As an accompanist, he works regularly at the English National Ballet for class and rehearsals (Strictly Gershwin, Manon) and performs regularly in concerts with vocalists in both the classical and popular genres. Anthony is also a solo piano recitalist in jazz and Latin inspired music.

Stephanie De’Ath   Academic Tutor

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Simon Gray   Academic Tutor

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