Wendy Heywood

Director 2022-2023
Fellow and Theatre Branch Examiner

I first attended dance classes aged 3 and progressed through the grades in all Theatre genres in addition to competition successes. At 16 I became an Associate and began my teaching career with Miss Lupino and later as principal of my own school. I now train Theatre and Freestyle students from Preparatory to Fellowship and believe that the joy and benefit dance brings should be available to everyone.

Throughout my career, I have attended area meetings and served as chairman of the North West committee. I am proud to have been on the organising committee of the IDTA Dance festival for 35 years, and more recently the IDTA Theatre Awards. This has enabled me to build relationships with other members and experience the wealth of talent that our organisation produces.

In 2009, I was honoured to be appointed an examiner and this brought another perspective to my career. I appreciate the significance of achieving success through examinations, and the benefits that IDTA can bring for dancers worldwide.

It would be a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors and feel the skills and knowledge gained over the years would benefit the role and continue my contribution to this international organisation.